Tam Le is a proud Vietnamese-Texan with an international palate developed from living in Houston, Austin, London, Istanbul, New York, Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City. Her recipes are developed with a sensitivity to culinary history and regional nuances.
Tam is currently a recipe writer and food photographer. She was also the founder and head chef of Saigonita, a now-shuttered restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City that served Mexican dishes inspired by the ingredients and cuisine of Vietnam.
She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin, majoring in marketing and minoring in psychology. She has also attended cooking classes in Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, and Japan.
About The Spruce
The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.
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