Quick & Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes

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Chronicle Books, Nov 24, 2005 - Cooking - 168 pages
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From the author of the popular Quick & Easy Thai come these 75 oh-so-delicious recipes for every level of cook. Though it shares certain culinary traditions with its Asian neighbors, Vietnamese cuisine is entirely distinct, focusing on a bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs for signature clear, bright flavors with contrasting notes of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. Creamy chicken curry is paired with the zesty tang of lime juice and the heat from ground pepper and chilies. Crisp, fried fish is served with a puree of pineapple-chili sauce. Delicate, rice paperwrapped summer rolls merit a rich and savory soybean dipping sauce. From snacks and soups to grilled meats and seafood to the essential noodle dishes and desserts, Quick & Easy Vietnamese presents the full spectrum of Vietnamese cooking at its most simply delicious.

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Review: Quick & Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes

User Review  - Charcoal - Goodreads

Some of the recipes in this book looked decent, but I probably wouldn't make most of them. The pictures in the book were average. I like how detailed the recipes are and the variety of food items in the book. Read full review

Review: Quick & Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes

User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I was hoping to have some new recipes but I tried 2 dishes and can't stomach to try anymore. I'm open to new food and new flavors and love Asian cooking but fish sauce in chicken soup was horrendous ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Nancie McDermott is a food writer and cooking teacher specializing in the cuisines of Southeast Asia. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Caren Alpert is a San Francisco based photographer whose work has appeared in Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Gourmet, House & Garden, and San Francisco magazines.

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