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I ❤ You Guys! Recipe

I ❤ You Guys!

09.23.12 by Jackie
I received such a sweet email from one of the winners of our weekly giveaways. Thank you so much for your lovely message, Mina, and thanks to everyone for your continued support! Love, Jackie
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2011 in Photos (Part 2) Recipe

2011 in Photos (Part 2)

12.29.11 by Jackie

Here’s part two of my favorite recipe photos of 2011. It’s evidence of my sweet tooth and I can never resist making more crèmes brûlées!

If you missed part one you can take a look through the pictures here! Enjoy!


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2011 in Photos (Part 1) Recipe

2011 in Photos (Part 1)

12.28.11 by Jackie

Since it's the end of the year, I thought I'd gather my favorite recipe photos of 2011. Below are the photos and links to the recipes of my 10 favorite dishes from January to June. It's fun to look back at what I've fed my family and see the wide variety of cultures, ingredients and techniques. I hope this inspires you to be a little adventurous in the kitchen in 2012. Check back tomorrow for recipes from the second half of 2011.


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PhamFatale.com reaches 500 recipes! Recipe

This week, PhamFatale.com reached 500 recipes. It's truly surprising to me that there are over 500 recipes in my head, but as they say, the proof is in the pudding. In this case, the proof is also in the crème brulée, the risotto and the other dishes I've shared over the past year and a half.

I never in a million years imagined that publishing the recipes I prepare daily for and with my family and friends could have been so much fun. Food is an ephemeral art form, so it's easy to forget what ingredient combinations I've made in the past and what I've served.

The other neat side of the website I've enjoyed a lot is to be able to interact with other food lovers from around the world and also make dear friends locally. I'm always surprised at how readers find the website, whether it is through another food site, the newspaper or from a friend. Thanks so much for joining me in my culinary adventures. It's wonderful fun experimenting with recipes, playing with photography by switching lenses and getting the children interested and familiar with cooking. You've probably seen the dietary restrictions in my large family. They aren’t always simple to fulfill but they're always a great adventure!

Thanks for reading! And stay tuned as new surprises will arrive soon.

For now, here's an example of a menu I would typically serve for a dinner party, gathering my favorite recipes including Vietnamese, French and Indian cuisines. Enjoy!


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The Big 3-0 Recipe

The Big 3-0

07.03.10 by Jackie
Turning 30 isn't as scary as I had imagined! Yesterday was my birthday, and to celebrate my 30th trip around the sun, I spent the day in San Francisco surrounded by my family. 10 years ago I took my first trip to San Francisco, and I didn’t know that it was going to become my home, or that I was going to meet the love of my life (and his wonderful little sisters of course). It’s amazing how time flies. Back then, Lulu’s 3rd sister (the one with all the allergies) was only 6 months old. When I got married 6 years ago, my little munchkin (Lulu’s youngest sister) was only 3 months old. Not only are they wonderful little sisters-in-law, but they make great mile markers as well!
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