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Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Ramen to the Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

| August 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

The super cheap, super palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

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Where In The World Are There No McDonald’s?

Where In The World Are There No McDonald’s?

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

McDonald’s may seem to be everywhere, but there are still 105 countries without the fast food giant, from Ghana to Jamaica to Yemen to Tajikistan. In six countries, McDonald’s once had a presence, but due to economics, and sometimes politics, the franchises closed.

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Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

Martin Yan: M.Y. China, Vietnam Travels and Chinese New Year

| January 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd interviews Bay Area resident and Master Chef Martin Yan, who has opened a new Chinese restaurant in San Francisco. Yan dishes about his new TV show, the Year of the Snake, and where he likes to eat locally.

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Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

Vietnamese Coffee: In Pursuit of the Perfect Cup

| November 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

Like espresso, Vietnamese coffee is deep and rich, and a little goes a long way. What makes it really stand out though is its incredible buttery aroma and flavor. Add a generous drizzle of sweetened condensed milk and you have a habit that will be hard to shake.

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Saigon Street Food

Saigon Street Food

| November 4, 2009 | 2 Comments

There is a good reason why even hardened eaters like Anthony Bourdain have fallen so in love with the cuisine of Vietnam. It’s fresh, vibrant, varied, and satisfying without feeling gluttonously heavy.

And, most often, it is cooked on the spot, right before your eyes, on the street, by someone who has been making that one particular dish over and over, for years, decades, quite possibly, generations.

Here are my top 3 street food hidden gems tucked away among the side streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Beyond Festivals: Street Food Actually on Streets and Sidewalks

Beyond Festivals: Street Food Actually on Streets and Sidewalks

| September 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

These last two weekends in the Bay Area have shown that there are indeed thousands of people willing to stand in long lines in the full heat of summer to try any tasty treat served from a bicycle or cart, tent or renovated taco truck.

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