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The Best of Vietnamese & Thai Cooking: Favorite Recipes from Lemon Grass Restaurant and Cafes Paperback – October 11, 1995
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That having been said, I sometimes find the authenticity fetish a bit much. If you read Pham's chapter introductions, you discover that she is a woman who has moved around a great deal, and her cooking has been influenced by multiple native traditions. Cooking in America is a real melting pot venture, and while this has led to some deserved ribbing from those whose countries have more developed palates, it has also led to a dynamic, creative treatment of food. I think Pham's work falls on the positive side of this dichotomy. To put it plainly, her recipes taste good, are well written and tested, and combine different cuisines with good results. Her recipes are not fusion, and are not ground-breaking in the way of those of say, Ming Tsai, but they are simple and tasty.
Like all of the good asian cookbooks, it has a section on ingredients with pictures to help you find them in your asian grocer. I will say that these ingredients are often essential (always are when you are cooking SE Asian food)- do your best to find these at a market or an online supplier if you want a really authentic taste.
The strengths of the book include the sauces (VERY easy and quick), the vietnamese spring rolls, the curries, the "Gooey Ginger chicken" and some of the other stir fry dishes. The weakness: The Phad Thai is good- but not very authentic and much more labor intensive than how the Thai actually make it. I know some people just want to make Phad Thai, so in that case- look elsewhere. Otherwise, a lot of fun.
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This cook book is simply great. I tried a dozen of recipes in the last month and every day I impressed my husband, we truly enjoyed our meals together. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thanh Nga
My all time favorite cookbook! Written for Western cooks, filled with great meat and vegetarian recipes for Vietnamese and Thai food. Read morePublished 13 months ago by MissKitty
A handy reference book to supplement others and develop “my own” recipes.Published 14 months ago by sciencepro
Very easy to follow. Love the recipes. I have cooked thai and vietnamese for many years. This book had some new recipes and great modern twist to several. Highly recommended.Published 15 months ago by Tim
A fine cookbook that contains a number of exciting, luscious recipes.
This book was inspired by a restaurant, so you know these dishes have to be pleasers. Read more