Americans are just beginning to discover the exotic culinary offerings of this Southeast Asian country. Vietnam's diverse terrain ranges from the inland mountains, which produce numerous exotic fruits and vegetables to the rice paddies of the Mekong and Red River Deltas. The country's fascinating history has resulted in strong Chinese, Indian and French culinary influences yielding delicate complex flavours. This book is a collection of traditional recipes, modified for the American home cook. It includes an introduction to Vietnamese culture, a glossary of Vietnamese culinary terms, and a chapter on meal planning.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Sauces and Condiments; Appetisers; Soup and Salad; Rice and Noodles; Stir-Fries; Kho Dishes; Meat and Seafood; Desserts; Meal Planning; Appendix; Glossary; Index.
The author was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated to Pekin, Illinois in 1978. She holds a degree in computer science from Texas A&M University and has worked as a digital artist on feature films and TV commercials. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband and children.