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User Review  - GrannySmith - LibraryThing

I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of this gorgeous book when it was first published. This is easily the single most beautiful cookbook I've ever seen. As a biography, a story of Pauline's ... Read full review

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User Review  - ForeWordmag - LibraryThing

Easy, Fresh, and Quick: “‘What is Vietnamese food? How is it different from other cuisines?’ The first thing I always say,” Pauline Nguyen writes in the introduction to Secrets of the Red Lantern ... Read full review

Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Vietnamese Recipes from the Heart

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In this moving culinary account of her family's immigration from their native Vietnam, restaurateur Nguyen of Sydney, Australia begins: "In my family, food is our language...when we cannot speak the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marz - LibraryThing

This is a really engrossing read, not just a recipe book but a story that I related to. The author tells her life story and the legacy of growing up with Asian parents. Apart from that, I am a fan of vietnamese and all asian food and this book has nice recipes and photography. Well worth a look. Read full review

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Though I was given the book about a year ago I haven't completed reading it but have made several recipes from it. The resulting food tastes and looks absolutely authentic (and who would have expected any different). I can't wait to work through many more recipes.


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