Time flies eh? Seems like it was only yesterday but it's been a year since my first post. First off I would like to thank my visitors for stopping by and leaving a comment or two. You're the reason why I keep the recipes coming. When I started this blog I came up with the name "Playing with My Food" because that is what I do and would like to encourage my readers to do the same. Believe me...experimenting and not being afraid of messing up is the best way to learn. However, I've notice through the comments posted that about 95% of everyone is afraid to tackle a recipe simply because there is something unclear. Practice makes perfect; don't ever be afraid to practice. I believe besides being a form of art, cooking and baking is also a science experiment. For that reason, there is a lot of logic and common sense involve. There is a reason why things happen; cakes come out flat and dry for a reason. If you would just experiment and try new things you will discover why the cake turned out flat and dry and thus, be able to fix that problem via the knowledge you learned from the failures. On that note, please play with your food before asking me any questions. Just do it! Believe me you'll learn a lot more from your mistakes than from me explaining. My recipes are only meant to encourage not to teach. I'm on the same page you are, I'm learning too... Also, If you have a recipe request please post the request at one of the food forums I visit (http://diendan.datviet.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29 , http://jodeli.proboards22.com/index.cgi , http://nurkochen.cheeli.de/ , http://homecookingclub.aceboard.com/), not here. Everyone in those forums is extremely friendly and helpful, and because there are so many knowledgeable members in those forums you'll get more answers to your request... so don't be afraid to jump in and ask... ;)

So what's in the future of PWMF? Honestly, I don't know. Let me know what I should change, add, toss away and keep. Cheers and remember to Play with Your Food!

Comments (9)

On 6:30 AM , Anonymous said...

hi Hoangtam,
Many thanks for sharing your recipes and your guidance in datviet forum. :) I've done my share of experimenting with your recipes. I've had as many success as failure, but like you said, it's something we have to learn over time.

Goodluck with your schooling, and please keep those recipes coming. :)

TL aka Jasper

 
On 3:47 PM , iportion said...

I like the recipes but I also like it when you talk about the love of your mom’s cooking.
I think your blog is wonderful and good luck with school. I don't see a lot that needs changing.

 
On 6:16 PM , Precious Moments said...

I seriously hope that you will continue this great thing that you are doing right now (blogging). Keep the sharing spirit up.

 
On 6:26 AM , Anonymous said...

great bloggs, and loads of interesting recipe, keep up the good work

 
On 5:03 AM , fooDcrazEE said...

em, happy anniversary. thanx for all the good tips and recipe.

and goodl uck to ur major!

 
On 8:07 PM , spots said...

Hi Hoangtam, I jus found your blog via another blog. I love Vietnamese food and will certainly be visiting your blog more often! Thnx & keep posting!

 
On 8:57 AM , Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy bloganniversary! Thanks for sharing with us all those great recipes!...

 
On 2:59 AM , maiminh said...

Hi Hoangtam,

I come from www.vnnavi.com. I found out a lot of useful things in this blog and I hope you can keep it still running...

Cheers

 
On 7:33 AM , Anonymous said...

Hi hoangtam,

I have read many your receipts in datviet and now luckily found your blog here....I have learned a lot from you in cooking because I rarely cook but now I am stuck with it. Thank for sharing and wish you all the best to keep your blog LIVES forever...

-LangThang4Bien-