Whenever I yearn to jet off to an exotic locale or simply want a way to spice up my dinner menu, I reach for Luke Nguyen’s My Vietnam. Part travel narrative and part cookbook, this colorful tome takes readers on a culinary and cultural journey through Vietnam. Along the way we discover the magic behind the country’s fresh, aromatic cuisine and learn how to create over 100 authentic, regional dishes. We also find out how diverse and charming this lush, Southeast Asian nation can be. A Vietnamese chef, restaurant owner and Cooking Channel host, Nguyen uses My Vietnam to detail his trip through his parents’ homeland. As he proceeds from North through South Vietnam, he examines nine specific destinations and one region, the Mekong Delta. Throughout the book, gorgeous color photographs enliven and illustrate Nguyen’s stories and dishes. Flip through its pages and you end up feeling as though you, too, are trekking through Vietnam. So superb are many of the photos that I could easily classify My Vietnam as a coffee table book. Yet, while the pictures may be stunning, the food and anecdotes are even more so. … Inspiring and intriguing, My Vietnam provides the ideal antidote to tired mealtime menus and burning wanderlust.
Beautiful pictures and good recipes. Interesting back stories but the author doesn't drone on and on about how wonderful and interesting he is like some other books. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I collect cookbooks and this is by far my favorite one. I have been following his show and decided to buy the book. I am really glad I did. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Suzy
I am planning a trip to Indochina and wanted to find out more about Vietnam than the war. The book has a beautiful cover and the photos are excellent. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Oma
I love this book - except - I cannot find a Vietnam map included, and I want to know exactly where he was during these travels. The photography is exceptional. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Barbara Shaver
Our next trip to Vietnam will be more enjoyable after reading this, already tried some of the food but have found a few more yetPublished 20 months ago by daniel ward
my wife really love this book. it helps she learn how to cook, and we really enjoys her cooking foods from this book.Published 20 months ago by Ky Ngo
Lovely stores with beautiful pictures and recipes . A real must for your kitchen library for anyone into cooking authentic foods.Published on February 13, 2013 by C David