My name is Kathy Vue and I enjoy cooking. I am a full time student as well as a teaching assistant at a local elementary school in Sacramento. When I do have some time to spare, cooking is always one of the first things to do on my list. When I started this website in the summer of 2010, it started out more so like a personal journal of many recipes. As the year progressed I continued to add more traditional Hmong recipes, and so I had to cook carefully and more consciously. Many thanks to my family especially my mother and my older sister for their guidance in cooking. To me, the tradition of cooking is about the mother-daughter interaction that is so important for it represents when one generation carefully passes down a history of knowledge to the new generation through our ways of cooking. Just like the language and the culture, cooking is essential to the Hmong identity as the way we eat reflects the humble lives of our people.
The Hmong people cook based on their taste palette so translating/transcribing such home cooking style to the American way of cooking with measuring equipments does take a lot of time and effort to do. With that said, I won’t always have time to update with new recipes but please leave any feedback and suggestions on the recipes that you do see here and I do hope you stay tune for future recipes.
Many thanks to Florin who made this website happen and who has helped me maintain this website when I cannot. Thank you.