A comprehensive collection of recipes that captures the experience of travelling through Vietnam, and illustrates how to recreate the flavours at home, from the authors of Koto and Vietnamese Street Food. Made in Vietnam is a culinary voyage through this unique country. It samples the memorable meals found everywhere from street stalls, countryside eateries, bia hois and family gatherings, covering the three main culinary regions of the country: the hearty food of the cooler North with its four distinct seasons, dishes from the Centre with its tradition of the imperial cuisine from Hue, and the sweeter and spicier food from the tropical South. The recipes collected in this volume cover classic Vietnamese fare, such as Spring Rolls (Nem) and Banana Flower Salad, as well as lesser known recipes from rural areas like Eel in Caul Fat and more unusual snacks like Boiled Jackfruit Seeds...as well as the all-important dipping sauces, without which no Vietnamese dish would be complete. With suggestions for putting together a Vietnamese banquet or throwing together a casual meal for friends, the authors remain true to the communal theme that runs through this cuisine and it's culture.The lush photography and fresh design take the reader on a journey through classic and unusual recipes and the intricacies of the country's rich cultural history.
Australian chef Tracey Lister knows how to shop, cook and eat in Vietnam and through her successful cooking school, the Hanoi Cooking Centre hear the capital's famous old quarter, she follows her passion to promote Vietnamese food in all its facets. Tracey started to develop a deep appreciation of Vietnamese cuisine more than a decadea go when she helped to set up KOTO, a grassroots social enterprise training street kids in cooking and serving. She has been exploring the local fare at street stalls, private kitchens and fine dining restaurants ever since, talking to vendors, home cooks and professional chefs. Her husband, Andreas Pohl, works as a writer, researcher and educator and has a keen interest in Vietnam's culture and social history. Together, they have written two books on Vietnamese food, KOTO: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam (2008) and Vietnamese Street Food (2011).