This beautifully illustrated Vietnamese cookbook offers over 80 authentic, mouthwatering recipes and simple, accessible instructions along with a trove of information about the world's healthiest food . Vietnamese food is fast emerging as one of the most popular of all Asian cuisines. Its emphasis on fresh herbs, raw vegetables and light seasonings makes it ideal for the health-conscious cook. This lavishly illustrated Vietnamese cookbook, gathered and photographed in Vietnam, examines the historical and regional influences that have shaped the cuisine and presents a selection of classic dishes.
Recipes in this book were provided by Trieu Thi Choi, one of Vietnam's leading food authorities, prepared by the chefs of The Saigon Floating Hotel, in Ho Chi Minh City, and coordinated by Marcel Isaak. Photographer Heinz von Holzen, originally from Switzerland, is a professional chef by training who has lived and worked in Indonesia since 1990.