well, I'm not exactly sure what, but it certainly is in the press lately. First of all, Saveur #115 has a feature piece on Lao food. I didn't think the dishes profiled seemed particularly 'Lao', but I liked much of the photography. And secondly, there's a piece on the food of Luang Prabang in the December issue of Food and Travel, written and photographed by, uh, me. Sneak preview here.