A stunningly beautiful love letter to Vietnam with more than 100 recipes, from best-selling author and Cooking Channel host Luke Nguyen In My Vietnam, chef, television star, and best-selling author Luke Nguyen returns home to discover the best of regional Vietnamese cooking. Starting in the rth and ending in the south, Luke visits family and friends in all the country's diverse regions, is invited into the homes of local Vietnamese families, and meets food experts and local cooks to learn more about one of the richest, most diverse cuisines in the world. Savor more than 100 regional and family recipes-from Tamarind Broth with Beef and Water Spinach to Wok-tossed Crab in Sate Sauce-and enjoy vibrant, stunning full-color photographs bursting with color and textures and capturing the beauty of Vietnam, her people, and their deep connection to food.
Luke Nguyen was born in 1978 in Thailand, shortly after his parents and elder siblings fled Vietnam as boat people. After spending a year in a Thai refugee camp, his family eventually settled in Sydney, Australia. Luke is the chef and owner of the award-winning Sydney Vietnamese restaurant, Red Lantern, and co-author of the bestselling book, Secrets of the Red Lantern. Luke also hosts culinary adventure tours of Vietnam, and has produced a TV series about Vietnamese food and travel, seen in the United States on the Cooking Channel. www.cookingchanneltv.com/lukes-vietnam/index.html In 2009 he founded the Little Lantern Foundation, which gives disadvantaged youths in Vietnam an opportunity to undertake a hospitality training program. www.littelanternfoundation.org