Quan Nuong Cay Sun, Hanoi, Vietnam: A Look Back

UPDATE: This is a minor update of a post many off you probably missed. Nancy is in Hanoi, seeing the sights for a few days before the start of the Operation Smile mission in Quang Gnai.  She is so nice that she left the air conditioned comfort of her hotel ($48 per night — she refused to stay in the Marriott which would have cost … Continue reading Quan Nuong Cay Sun, Hanoi, Vietnam: A Look Back

From Dubai: A Cheetos Chicken Burgers Recipe

Have you ever made a recipe with Cheetos? Neither have I. As it turns out, however, Cheetos recipes have “taken the internet by storm.” You may scoff at the notion of junk food as an ingredient, but I’ve seen dishes including fish and chicken crusted with potato chips on menus of reputable restaurants. Emeril has a potato chip crusted fish taco recipe that uses barbecue-flavored … Continue reading From Dubai: A Cheetos Chicken Burgers Recipe

Quan Nuong Cay Sun, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nancy is in Hanoi, seeing the sights for a few days before the start of the Operation Smile mission in Quang Gnai.  She is so nice that she left the air conditioned comfort of her hotel ($48 per night — she refused to stay in the Marriott which would have cost about $100) in search of barbecue.  Thanks to Google, she found out about Quan … Continue reading Quan Nuong Cay Sun, Hanoi, Vietnam

Braai: The Grill Unites South Africa

Our Senior Pretoria Correspondent, Janet Katz, shares an introduction to the South African version of grilled meat — the braai (rhymes with fry) — from the New York Times, complete with slide show. Trigger warning:   As usual with the New York Times, the slide show leads with a photograph of meat being burned to a crisp by high flames.  Please do not show that … Continue reading Braai: The Grill Unites South Africa

Barbecue in Vietnam?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Nancy will be going to Vietnam with Operation Smile in June.  https://johntannersbbqblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/barbecue-road-trip/.  She’ll be working 12+ hours a day in hard conditions to transform people’s lives for the better, which is a far cry from what people usually expect of Washingtonians, and that deserves some good meals. She’ll spend a few days in Hanoi, and then head to … Continue reading Barbecue in Vietnam?