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Amie Thao Cycles the World and Finds Home at the Vietnam-Africa Market

Photo Caption (above):  Amie Thao, left, and the owner of the Vietnam-Africa Market in northern Italy. Photo courtesy Amie Thao. Squares of faded colors and silhouettes catch my eye as we cycle down the streets...

Read Without Pages, Cook Without Ingredients, Eat Without Chewing

Zipped into a sleeping bag, Kindle in hand, I am ready for my nightly walk through the digital stacks. Wading through the impressive collection of e-cookbooks available from the Seattle Public Library, I choose...

Amie Thao Cycles the World, Episode 2: What it Means to be a Good...

I stopped eating meat in my early twenties. The journey from vegetarian to ex-vegetarian started with a winter trip to Guatemala where I nibbled on a few strips of crispy American-style bacon and ended...

The Mobile Vietnamese Dinner Party

Last year while cycling around Europe, I shared meals with people in 15 countries. Sometimes plates of food appeared without effort from me. Sometimes I was at the stove combining whatever ingredients I had...