Vegetarian Viet Nam

Vegetarian Viet Nam

by Cameron Stauch


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A 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award Finalist

Meatless Vietnamese cooking for vegetarians and omnivores alike.

In the years he spent living and cooking in Vietnam, Cameron Stauch learned about a tradition of vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine that is light and full of flavor. Based on recipes devised over centuries by Mahayana Buddhist monks, the dishes in Vegetarian Việt Nam make use of the full arsenal of Vietnamese herbs and sauces to make tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables burst with flavor like never before.

With a lavishly illustrated glossary that helps you recognize the mushrooms, noodles, fruits, and vegetables that make up the vegetarian Vietnamese pantry, Vegetarian Việt Nam will unlock an entire universe of flavor to people who want healthy, tasty, and sustainable food.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393249330
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 392,168
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cameron Stauch is a former member of the cooking staff for the Governor General, Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada. When he’s not cooking for his wife Ayesha and their children in Bangkok he’s cooking, traveling, and writing around Asia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

A Brief History of Vietnamese Culinary and Cultural Influences 15

Practicing Vegetarians in Today's Viet Nam 17

Menu Guidance 21

Map 23

Transformative Vegetarian Staples 24

1 The Vegetarian Vietnamese Pantry 27

2 Tofu and Seitan 57

3 Rolls, Bánh Mì, and Street Snacks 89

4 Vibrant Salads 127

5 Light Soups 153

6 Bowls of Noodles 171

7 Grains of Rice 197

8 From the Market and Garden 223

9 Drinks and Sweets 257

Acknowledgments 285

Appendix: For the Traveler

Finding Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Viet Nam 288

How to Order in Vietnamese Restaurants 288

A Street Food Prime 289

What to Order on the Street 290

If You Have Gluten Sensitivities 291

Handy Vietnamese Phrases When Dining Out 291

Resources 292

Glossary 294

Selected Bibliography 313

Index 315

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