When talking a few days ago to a relative who is embarking on a trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand this week, the conversation turned, inevitably, to food.
Such a trip will offer new thoughts on unusual delicacies, spices, methods of cooking.
I am so lucky that a few weeks after he returns, I will be on a three-generation family vacation with this relative. There will be about a dozen of us cooking and learning together, against the peaceful backdrop of Lake Michigan. I can’t wait for this Asian gastronomical lesson!