World Food: Vietnam (Lonely Planet World Food Guides Series)by Richard Sterling
Open wide and sink your teeth into Lonely Planet's new World Food guides. Whether you're hungry for adventure, or a steaming bowl of Vietnamese pho, these guides will satisfy your every craving. Written in an entertaining and opinionated style, these are the definitive culinary guides to the world's major travel destinations. They are an indispensable reference for both adventurous cooks and travellers trying to eat their way through unfamiliar menus and markets. With tantalising photography throughout, they are also a feast for the eyes.
The pocket-size World Food guides serve up heaping portions of information on everything to do with eating and drinking in a country. They cover the history and evolution of the cuisine, its staples and specialties, and the kitchen philosophy of the people. Lonely Planet opens the doors on home cooking and traditions, showing how food and drink have become integral to personal and national celebrations, and discovering the myriad of regional cuisines that exist in even the most familiar countries.
If cooking were painting, Vietnam would have on of the world's most colourful palettes. Practically anything can be grown in its diverse climate and, because the people have no culinary inhibitions, anything goes. Vietnam lays itself bare at the table and, with this unique guide, you are about to embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure.
This guidebook includes:
The essential guide to the culture of food and drink in Vietnam
Faces of gastronomy, profiles of the ordinary people that make Vietnamese cuisine unique
An exploration of the regional influences that make up Vietnamese cuisine
A special chapter on the bold palate of Vietnam
The definitive culinary dictionary, a quick-reference glossary and useful phrases
Tantalizing photography and recipes
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