Taryn Das Neves
The food of Vietnam (Hardie Grant, R740)
Australian chef Luke Nguyen has produced an evocative tribute to his heritage. Filled with typical ingredients, like fish sauce, as well as fresh exotics, such as lotus flower and dragon fruit, The Food of Vietnam is an all-encompassing tome. Think salt and pepper tiger prawns or pork ribs braised in young coconut juice. Highlight: This immense cookbook is as enlightening as it is delicious.
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