Hi! I’m Nam!
I was born in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota but now happily reside in beautiful San Diego, California. My family were Vietnamese refugees and although we were far from “middle-class”, I never felt the struggles of money when it came to the quality (and quantity) of food that we enjoyed. Getting South East Asian ingredients in the midwest during the 1970’s was no small feat….but my mom made it happen. She incorporated “western” products into our traditional dishes and indulged our modest family budget with fresh, quality ingredients. She was my original “Baller on a budget!”
For me, that’s where it all started. My respect and passion for food has continued to grow through the years as my siblings and I found ways to carry out our family’s traditions while discovering new Foodventures. And at the end of the day, if my kitchen creations can bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’m a happy camper.
The Culinary Chronicles:
I started this blog in November 2009 and to my surprise, I have found that I absolutely LOVED the experience! I’ve (virtually) met thousands of people across the world through The Culinary Chronicles — all because we share a common appreciation and fascination for food. Seriously—it just doesn’t get any cooler than that.
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