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(back cover) A true culinary adventure told by
Hanoi's enfant terrible, Bobby Chinn.
Bobby Chinn describes Vietnamese food as being as near to Nirvana as he can imagine -- fresh, clean flavors, light and healthy, and incredibly diverse.
Presenting directions for everything from simple grilled chicken wings to deep-fried spring rolls and Bobby Chinn's own fusion-style dishes, Wild, Wild East
is more than a recipe book: it's also an authentic guide to Vietnamese food as it is prepared and enjoyed today. Evocative photos by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe and stories by Bobby about every dish in this book make Wild, Wild East
a true culinary tour of Vietnam. You'll read about Bobby's first experience running a kitchen, and you'll learn how he discovered the recipe for his secret sauce for grilled chicken. You'll also enjoy his extraordinary tales about some of the more unusual foods and ingredients that contribute to Vietnamese cuisine. Wild, Wild East
is a both a true personal adventure story and a treasury of palate-pleasing recipes.
Half Chinese, half Egyptian, raised in England, a familiar figure in San Francisco and New York food circles, and now living in Hanoi, Bobby Chinn is one of Asia's most highly respected chefs. Having come from a family of great cooks, Bobby has always been passionate about food. He learned his trade when taken under the wing by three leading San Francisco chefs--Hubert Keller, Gary Danko, and Traci des Jardine. He now owns a restaurant in Hanoi, and is working with the Discovery Channel on a series devoted to Asian foods and cultures. He has also appeared in the U.K. on BBC2's Saturday Kitchen and Full On Food.
About the Author
Bobby Chin is one of Asia's most respected chefs. Half Chinese, half Egyptian, raised in England, and also a familiar figure in San Francisco and New York, Bobby is now based in Hanoi, where he owns his own restaurant. He appears frequently on television in Britain.