In My Vietnam, chef, television star, and best-selling author Luke Nguyen returns home to discover the best of regional Vietnamese cooking. Starting in the north and ending in the south, Luke visits family and friends in all the country’s diverse regions, is invited into the homes of local Vietnamese families, and meets food experts and local cooks to learn more about one of the richest, most diverse cuisines in the world.
Savor more than 100 regional and family recipes—from Tamarind Broth with Beef and Water Spinach to Wok-tossed Crab in Sate Sauce—and enjoy vibrant, stunning full-color photographs bursting with color and textures and capturing the beauty of Vietnam, her people, and their deep connection to food.
This Vietnamese cookbook contains recipes from all over Vietnam and features a wide variety of ingredients. Inside are instructions for appetizers, salads, desserts, drinks, meat, poultry, rice, vegetables, seafood, soups, and curries. Recipes include:Grilled lemongrass beef saladPeanut dipping sauceMango coconut tartsBarbecued five spice porkClaypot chicken with mushroomsCoconut rice pattiesFired stuffed squidFragrant crab noodle soup. Also included in this book are unit conversion tables, dual measurements, over 30 detailed photos, and an overview of basic Vietnamese ingredients needed to create these delicious Vietnamese favorites. Enjoy!
Vietnamese food is fast emerging as one of the most popular of all Asian cuisine's. Its emphasis on fresh herbs, raw vegetables and light seasonings makes it ideal for the health-conscious cook. This lavishly illustrated book of recipes, gathered and photographed in Vietnam, examines the historical and regional influences that have shaped the cuisine and presents a selection of classic dishes.
The 84 easy-to-follow Vietnamese recipes present a diverse range of dishes from the country's major regions—from Hanoi and the cooler north, to Saigon, the Mekong Delta, and all the points in between. Detailed information on Vietnamese ingredients and cooking techniques make The Food of Vietnam the perfect guide for anyone interested in the cuisine of this vibrant and bountiful country, where food is a daily celebration of life.
Vietnamese recipes include:Pork Rice Paper Rolls Lotus Stem Salad with Shrimp Clam Soup with Starfruit and Herbs Fried Tofu with Lemongrass and Five Spice Crabs with Tamarind Sauce Braised Duck with Ginger Pork Stewed in Coconut Juice Slush Ice Lychee in Coconut Milk
Salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and spicy: these are the flavorful tenets of Vietnamese cuisine. This exhilarating culinary culture is rich but light, deeply flavorful but made with simple ingredients, and filling while also easy to prepare. That's the message that authors Van Tran and Anh Vu wanted to bring to a hungry crowd when they opened their banh mi stall in London, an international city that surprisingly lacked the tastes of the authors' childhoods in Hanoi. As their business expanded, The Vietnamese Market Cookbook followed. The recipes are simpler than you might think but explode with the purest flavors of vegetables, seafood, lean meats, spices, chiles, and treasured Vietnamese condiments like fish sauce. Old and new favorites collide: Asparagus and Crabmeat Soup, Papaya Salad with Crispy Anchovies, Claypot Chicken with Ginger, Sea Bass Carpaccio, Kumquat Jasmine Iced Tea, and Crème Caramel. From chapters like “Sweetness and Happiness” to “Spiciness and Adventure” and “Saltiness and Healing,” this lusciously filling book will bring a little bit of Vietnam into your home.
Indulge in the intoxicating aroma and exotic taste of a freshly baked baguette topped with savory pork, bright cilantro, and thin strips of pickled carrots and daikon. With Banh Mi, you can enjoy these flavorful Vietnamese sandwiches without ever having to step out of your home. From vegetarian options to meat-filled sandwiches, this book will provide you with step-by-step instructions for creating 75 delicious banh mi recipes, including:
Spicy eggplant tofuVietnamese-style chicken curryChar siu barbecue porkMango grilled shrimp
Complete with recipes for classic Vietnamese pickled condiments, flavorful sauces, fresh baked breads, and classic sides, Banh Mi brings the essential tastes of true Vietnamese cuisine into your kitchen!
Well, this book just may be your magic reference. Full of flavorful, mouth-watering recipes, this book has all you need to know about Vietnamese cuisine. So what are you waiting for? Join us on the journey to explore food trends and the most popular dishes in Vietnam. Here’s hoping that your taste buds enjoy the quick appetizing tour through the land of mystical mountains and lush green rainforests.
In this book to accompany the TV series, stunning photography and Gordon's inspirational travel stories combine to depict a richly-textured portrait of a continent. With breathtaking landscapes as his backdrop, Gordon is welcomed into local communities and shown the age-old traditions and secrets that underpin their native dishes. He meets characters with fascinating lives, shares delicious meals in beautiful surroundings, and is invited to take part in the customs and rituals of the land – venturing into paddy fields to observe the rice worship, accompanying huntsmen on their quest for frogs and honey, navigating the inky night-time ocean for moonlit fishing, and cooking up a feast in a colossal Malay temple.
Gordon has devised over 100 new recipes to showcase the very essence of these cultures and cuisines. There are unique tastes and styles from across the region, with a wealth of enticing ingredients: from tangy limes and the earthy scent of sesame oil, to floral jasmine and lush green banana leaves. Don't let unfamiliar recipe names put you off – Tom Yam Goong Nam Khon is a divine hot and sour prawn soup, Ngah Poh Kai Fan a slow-cooked clay-pot chicken and Karipap the Malay answer to a Cornish pastie.
And there are recipes that even wary cooks will recognise – Chicken Satay, Pad Thai, Red and Green Curries – though look closer and each recipe has something extra, an authenticity that comes from taking the time to understand the origins of the dish. Gordon proves that the real thing is easy to replicate at home, whether its a single spice that makes all the difference, marinating a cut of meat for 12 unhurried hours, or being brave enough to try a key new ingredient such as kaffir lime leaves or lemongrass (readily available in supermarkets but often overlooked).
Let Gordon open your eyes with his vivid portrayal of a magnificent continent, and enjoy some of the very greatest Asian dishes in your own kitchen.
Thirty years after she first saw Hayley on screen a rare opportunity presented itself— and, with her sense of connection still very real, Helen was determined not to let the chance to finally meet the star pass. With newfound boldness and conviction, she made her lifelong dream come true. Meeting Hayley changed her life forever. As both women came to understand the true nature of their strong connection, Helen had an epiphany that inspired an intense journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth, one that has made her new career as a life coach and seminar presenter possible today. It was as a result of her life-changing journey to Hayley that she was propelled into starting her own personal empowerment business, Seeing Life Differently, through which she now helps others realize their goals and actualize their potential.
Helen’s story is proof that dreams can indeed come true!