Tuesday, August 14, 2007

First Post!

Hi - Nyob Zoo!

This blog business is new to us, as is writing a cookbook. Please let us know what you want to hear about.

We have been working on this project for over two years now. Sheng is identifying good dishes to include and jotting down recipes. Sami is writing the incidental information and the recipe text.

We are traveling to cities where there are communities of Hmong to do research. Sami has taken hundreds of photographs. Oh yes... our families and friends are eating plenty of good Hmong food.

I served these three chicken dishes at a recent dinner with friends (chicken wings with Hmong barbecue sauce, ground chicken with luffa squash and chicken with tomatoes and chilies), and of course - rice. YUM!

12 comments:

Carl Scripter said...

Welcome to the "Blogger Generation!"

I'm very proud of you, mom! I am excited to see the finished work. Also, I am loving of all of the delicious and interesting food you've given us lately. YUM!

Koue said...

Hi Sami & Sheng!

I'm glad to hear that your book is coming along. I'm sure that the readers will enjoy the wonderful recipes and information in the book. Have fun and eat a lot as you travel to do your research.

Koue said...

Hi Sami & Sheng!

I'm glad to hear that your book is coming along. I'm sure that the readers will enjoy the wonderful recipes and information in the book. Have fun and eat a lot as you travel to do your research.

Koue said...

Hi Sami & Sheng!

I'm glad to hear that your book is coming along. I'm sure that the readers will enjoy the wonderful recipes and information in the book. Have fun and eat a lot as you travel to do your research.

Koue said...

Hi Sami & Sheng!

I'm glad to hear that your book is coming along. I'm sure that the readers will enjoy the wonderful recipes and information in the book. Have fun and eat a lot as you travel to do your research.

Anonymous said...

Way cool website.

Beautiful photos.

I'd be a bit antsiem maybe, about having those chicken feet hangin' out over my plate ....

Might be a cool dish to serve to my guests, though ... I'd have my camera in hand to capture the reactions.

Good luck on your project!

Sam I am ...

Anonymous said...

This is an exciting project and fun to see develop. The website is beautiful. The picture of Sheng and Sami and pictures of the food dishes and the easy-to-read recipes are just great! Best wishes as you complete "Cooking from the Heart..."
Marsha

Pat said...

Sami, having listened, many months ago, to some of your ideas about a book, it is extremely exciting to see it taking shape. The beautiful pictures of those exotic (to me) dishes give it an extra dimension. You and Sheng are good partners. This cultural treasure is sure to interest many more than just the Hmong people.

Pat said...

Sami, having listened, many months ago, to some of your ideas about the book it is extremely exciting to see it taking shape. The beautiful pictures of those exotic (to me) dishes give it an added dimension. You and Sheng are good partners and this cultural treasure is sure to interest many people other than just the Hmong.

Hmong Cultural Center said...

Hello Sami and Sheng!

It is wonderful that you two are doing this. I would like to know where can I purchase the book? please email me at xailorhcc@yahoo.com.

Have a great day!

-Xai Lor

notyetthere said...

PLEASE include a fawm kauv recipe!! Pan style and steam style!!
I would buy your book based on these two recipes alone!

Anonymous said...

Now that you have met with the publishers, do you have an estimate of an actual publishing date? I'm looking forward to having that book in my hands!!