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Pho Thoughts

0625PhoBinh.jpgHoustonia food editor Robb Walsh uses a trip to Pho Ve Dem to discuss the history of pho, a dish that many Houstonians crave for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

At a symposium on the origins of pho held in North Vietnam in 2003, French chef Didier Corlou, who has spent many years cooking in Hanoi, presented the theory that pho was inspired by the French dish pot au feu. According to this theory, pho is a mispronunciation of the French feu.