Although recession is still here, the food and beverage industry is starting to boom. Photo by Francis Roux
Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will pay a two-day visit to Vietnam starting tomorrow, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Visually impaired home cook Christine Ha, of Vietnamese origin, was crowned US MasterChef season 3 after an unprecedented finale with her Southeast Asian three-course meal.
Vietnamese drinkers put down 2.6 billion litres of beer in 2011, ranking first in the Southeast Asian region, followed by Thailand (1.8 billion liters) and the Philippines, according to the global market research company Euromonitor International.