Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table: Recipes and Reminiscences from Vietnam's Best Market Kitchens, Street Cafes, and Home Cooks

Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table: Recipes and Reminiscences from Vietnam's Best Market Kitchens, Street Cafes, and Home Cooks

by Mai Pham, Pham Mai
5.0 3

Hardcover(1ST)

$27.50
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, November 22 ,  Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table: Recipes and Reminiscences from Vietnam's Best Market Kitchens, Street Cafes, and Home Cooks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book includes recipes from Vietnamese vendors and homecooks, so they are easy to duplicate at home. I'm Vietnamese, and I'm glad Mai Pham has written this book because I need to know how to cook authentic Vietnamese foods. This book has lots of wonderful background information on Vietnamese culture and stories about the many Vietnamese cooks Mai Pham met on her visits to Vietnam. It's not just a cookbook, it's Mai Pham sharing with us her favorite recipes, her family stories, and her take on Vietnamese culture. Even though it has no pictures of the food, it is still a gorgeous book that you will use over and over again. I also recommend Nicole Routhier's 'The Foods of Vietnam', which has mouth-watering pictures of the foods.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have looked for 6 - 12 months to find a Vietnamese cookbook to buy. When I found this, I knew that I had to get it. There is an introduction to each recipe that makes you want to try it, and the recipes are tested, so they work. She writes with great enthusiasm for both the food and the country, managing to link the two so the food is not just a series of isolated recipes. The book is also a personal journey of her discovery of her homeland, and the reunion with her grandmother is quite moving. So, not just a cookbook, but a Vietnamese experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply the best cookbook i've ever seen in my life. The color flew from the pages as each one was turned. So excited to actually get a taste of this wonderful culture that i am delightfully reading about. I hope everyone picks up a copy of this book and see for themselves what a amazing chef and writer Mai Pham is.