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.
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 6 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 7 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 9 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 15 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 16 months ago by Ky Ngo
When I walk through my local Asian market, I'm always intrigued by the variety of produce I've never seen and have no idea how to cook. Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Leslie M.
I just got the book the other day so I have not cook anything from it yet. But, being vietnamese myself, just by reading his recipes. I can tell that it is the real thing. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Suzanne Tran