February 16, 2007
The Swedish Grandfather would account for the lutefisk. And my love of all things chile-spiced can be explained by the fact that I was, through some quirk of fate and military service, born in New Mexico. (I still get people -- well, Californians, mostly -- asking: "But you're a U.S. citizen, right?")

But what, other than an appeal to Rosacrucian theories, could explain the appeal of pork simmered in nuoc mam - Vietnamese fish sauce?

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