"Fay writes a poignant, funny and engrossing tale of food, culture and tradition in a country obviously so dear to her heart." --Zester Daily, September 3, 2010
"An extraordinarily personal book." - Evan Kleiman --KCRW's Good Food, August 7, 2010
"Kim Fay has literally written the book on Vietnam (twice)." --NBC LA's Feast, August 4, 2010
"Kim captures the nugget of great food writing. Ingredients are important--yes--but context is so much more so." --Rambling Spoon, June 16, 2010
"Fay evokes her favorite dishes with language that lingers in the mind as beloved tastes linger on the palate." --Gastronomica, Spring 2011In Communion, Fay takes readers on a more personal culinary journey. There are a handful of recipes, but the focus is on her delicious prose, which will leave the reader yearning for an authentic taste of Vietnam. --Library Journal, March 1, 2010
About the Author
Pacific Northwest native Kim Fay first traveled to Southeast Asia in 1991. She spent four years living in Vietnam and has traveled back frequently, writing about the region. As an expert on travel literature and Vietnam, she has been a guest speaker on NPR and has written for numerous publications, including Travel + Leisure. She is the creator and series editor of the To Asia With Love guidebooks. She lives in Los Angeles.
Julie Fay Ashborn
Julie Fay Ashborn’s travels through Southeast Asia inspired her photography in To Asia With Love, To Vietnam With Love, and The Little Saigon Cookbook. She was raised in the Pacific Northwest and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband Clive, daughter Charlie, and son Oliver.