Monday, May 29, 2017

Rural Delivery: Read the News Backwards

by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1998. All rights reserved.

So I've turned off the TV news, which is all about celebrities and monstrosities anyhow. (Ever notice how only celebrities are mentioned on network news when they die?)

I cast my lot with newspapers, the more local and personal the better. It's not that they don't sensationalize, because they often do -- especially on the front page. But newspapers also report on weddings and weed control and local high school sports, and the like, when no one else will bother. And the best way to read a newspaper, I have discovered, is back to front, classifieds first. This way I learn about the weekend auctions and the baseball scores and the city council's new ordinance before I get to the holdups and hijackings and beheadings.

Continued at... Read the News Backwards

Rural Delivery
Out of the Past
Farm Supply
Artwork: Farmer Reading Newspaper

Sunday, May 21, 2017

On the Magazine Stand: 5 Vietnamese Dishes You Must Try

If you like Pho... you should try Bun Bo Hue
Lemongrass is the dominant flavoring in this soup.

If you like Egg Rolls... you should try Goi Cuon (Spring Rolls)
Thin rice paper differentiates this roll from common fried rolls.

If you like Grilled Pork Chop and Rice... you should try Bun Thit Nuong (Grilled Pork and Rice Noodle)
Chilled noodles and hot pork add an extra kick.

If you like Combination Stir Fry Noodles... you should try Mi Xao Don Thap Cam (Combination Deep Fried Noodles)
Crispy noodle dish originated in China, adapted in Vietnam.

If you like these options, you should definitely try Nam Vang's Noodle Soup
Simple soup bowl dish common in Vietnam.

 ~ in current issue of National Geographic Traveler

Travel Magazines
Magazine Stand
Artwork: Goi Cuon Salad Roll