A bit of history: My husband asked me the other day about using the word “Viet.” The term “Viet” is used to describe anything Vietnamese. Just like “Thai” signifies anything from Thailand. According to the author of my cookbook Andrea Nguyen, “Viet connotes nationalism and resistance to foreign domination.” There was a time in Vietnamese history (during Chinese and French control) when the Viet names used to identify territories was missing and “Viet” was dropped from places like Nam, and resurfaced later to express independence and sovereignty. Much later, the word “Viet” reemerged to Vietnam as well as other places. So you will see the word “Viet” a lot this month.
Check out our weekend shopping and cooking. My fave were the pancakes and asparagus. I will post recipes next time, as well as this week’s menu.
See you later! ~~ Gặp lại sau nhé