Gifts from my younger girl, cake and candle. Alex bought the candle days ago, I didn’t know that she had and seeing the shape of the candle for the first time had me laughing my head off. The cake is a mango and walnut torte from a place called Sega Cofi, a five minute drive from our house. In a town not known for gourmet cakes, it was a Hallelujah! moment finding something this good. Sam proceeded to tear her cake slice apart trying to discover what the layers consisted of. In our family, she’s the best at deconstructing food. And she announced that there was a fruity paste and something like dulce de leche between the layers.
The birthday celebration is drawing to a close but a new food adventure begins. I have joined About.Com as its Southeast Asian Food expert. My name is already on the site and I’ll start publishing articles and recipes within a day or so. It’ll be all about Vietnamese food for the month of October. I’ve cooked the recipes and taken the photos, and they’re just waiting to be published. I’ll get on to that as fast as I possibly can. I’m that excited.
Does that mean that CASA Veneracion will be de-activated? No, of course not. The Southeast Asian Food is an adventure; this is home. It always will be.
Below, a little teaser on what you’ll be seeing at About Southeast Asian Food within the week.