Drum roll please . . . I caved in and there's now a Viet World Kitchen Facebook fan page. You can get updates on Facebook, if that's more convenient for you. I enjoy the conversations that we have here but realize that you can't stand in the face of progress. Don't ask me to Twitter. I have a very very basic cell phone that I barely know how to use. [5/16 Update: Robyn and Jaden — you and others prodded and now I tweet at http://twitter.com/aqnguyen.]
On another high-tech note, I've started to put audio files up to help people pronounce key Vietnamese words. Right now the files are Word Media Files but I'll be converting them to MP3 in the not-so-distant future. When I wrote Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, I had planned on including phonetics but they just looked awful in the book's layout so we pulled them. Vietnamese is a tough language to master so I hope to help move things along with downloadable audio files.
And, to support my new book on Asian dumplings, I built a new website to provide supplemental information to readers and also to fuel my oddly endless fascination with dumplings and Asia. When you've got a chance, mozy on over to: Asiandumplingtips.com. You'll find recipes, audio, and video. No, not 'dumplings gone wild' but pretty fun nevertheless!
Thanks for your support!