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Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam


Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam

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    Kim Fay(Author)

Living in Vietnam for four years in the 1990s, Seattle native Kim Fay fell in love with the romantic landscapes, the rich culture, and the uninhibited warmth of the people. A decade later, she grew hungry for more. Inspired by the dream of learning to make a Vietnamese meal for her friends and family in America, Kim returned to Vietnam and embarked on an unforgettable five-week culinary journey from Hanoi to Saigon.

Joined by her sister and best Vietnamese girlfriend, Kim set off to taste as much as possible while exploring rituals and traditions, street cafes and haute cuisine, famine and feast, and Communism and the legacy of war. Together, the three women discovered a society shaped by its ever-changing relationship with food. Every encounter serves up an enticing morsel, from uncovering the secret world of ragu in the French hill town of Dalat to bonding with the Julia Child of Vietnam in Saigon. Epicures and culture buffs will delight in markets, restaurants, farms, fisheries, and cooking classes as Kim assembles her dream meal and shares recipes such as banana flower salad and clay pot fish. Examining how we eat reflects who we are as individuals and as communities, Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam offers a feast for armchair gourmets, as well as a colorful guide for travelers hungering for their next adventure. "

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Book details

  • PDF | 293 pages
  • Kim Fay(Author)
  • Global Directions/Things Asian Press (May 2010)
  • English
  • 8
  • Travel & Holiday
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  • By mouse101 on 3 May 2011

    I purchased this book as I have an interest in finding out more about dishes from this part of the world. Upon receiving it I was immediately taken by the wonderful photographs taken by Kim's sister, Julie, that accompany Kim's words, which really capture the beauty of Vietnam! I found Kim's account of her journey full of marvellous details of the dishes they ate and stories of the places and people encountered along the way engagingly descriptive. I also found the recipes to be tempting and clearly written. All in all a very readable and enjoyable journal of her travels. I recommend this to anyone interested in the food and/or travel in this part of the world!

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