As any traveller to Vietnam will know, the street food is second to none in terms of its diversity, great taste and availability. Vietnam is a real foodie's destination - and nowhere is it more vibrant than among the hustle and bustle of the streets. Vietnamese Street Food gives you an insider's view of the country and features over sixty well-loved and authentic recipes, from the ever-popular pho to prawn rice paper rolls and the tangy, crunchy peanut-studded rice balls favored by snacking students. With stunning food photography of every dish and complemented by evocative location photography, Vietnamese Street Food provides an unforgettable insight into Vietnamese street food and culture that will inspire both the home chef and the armchair traveller.
Tracey Lister knows how to shop, cook and eat in Vietnam. After 15 years in the Melbourne restaurant scene, Tracey took a sabbatical in Hanoi, where she met Jimmy Pham, founder of KOTO, a grass-roots charity that helps street kids through vocational training in cooking and serving. Tracey stayed on for a few years, setting up accredited training programs for the students. Her time at the charity, along with husband Andreas Pohl, resulted in their first book KOTO, published by Hardie Grant Books in 2009. Tracey currently runs a successful cooking school out of Hanoi.