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Quick and Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes (Quick & Easy)


Quick and Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes (Quick & Easy)

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    Available in PDF Format | Quick and Easy Vietnamese: 75 Everyday Recipes (Quick & Easy).pdf | English
    Nancie McDermott(Author)
From the author of Quick and Easy Thai are more than 75 new recipes to bring Vietnamese cooking into your home. Nancie McDermott knows her stuff and, in addition to the recipes, provides a glossary and a source list for finding those more unusual ingredients. From Fresh Spring Rolls with Beef & Basil and Shrimp & Pineapple Soup to Lemongrass Chicken and Tea-Simmered Salmon, not to mention that beloved Vietnamese specialty, Pho (noodle soup), let Nancie show you how to make truely quick and easy - and delicious - Vietnamese.

"This snappy workhorse of a cookbook reveals the blend of tropical ingredients, delicate seasonings and French colonial influences that distinguish Vietnamese cooking and offers recipes easy enough to integrate into one's standard recipe roster. McDermott (Quick & Easy Thai ) begins with a primer on elements of Vietnamese cuisine: "Contrasts prevail," "soup is a mainstay" and "[m]eat often stands alone, minimally seasoned." She then revieweds the cuisine's central herbs (Asian basil, cilantro), starches (rice noodles, rice paper wrappers) and other foundations (chili-garlic sauce, coconut milk). Throughout, McDermott delivers the history and food information with a sureness indicative of the years she has spent in southeast Asia. Among the book's many notable dishes are Shaking Beef with Purple Onions and Watercress; Chicken Simmered in Caramel Sauce; Cha Ca Fish with Fresh Dill, Hanoi Style; and, for dessert, Sweet Coconut Ribbons, and Crme Caramel, which, McDermott explains, was adopted by the Vietnamese, who had long enjoyed their own version of steamed custard before the French arrived. Stunning color photographs by Caren Alpert illustrate the distinctiveness of Vietnamese cuisine. " -Publisher's Weekly

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Book details

  • PDF | 156 pages
  • Nancie McDermott(Author)
  • Chronicle Books; 01 edition (16 Dec. 2005)
  • English
  • 4
  • Food & Drink
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  • By Lucy Lorenzo on 10 February 2008

    I bought this cookbook as it had a high volume of recipes - 75 - so for the price was a good deal compared to other books. I was expecting it to be high volume and kind of generic - lacking in personal touches. But i was wrong! each recipe is easy to follow and not just textbook style, she writes her own comments about the history of vietnamese food and why she likes it, and also ways in which you can change the recipe. In the front she has lists of the basic things you should always have in your kitchen for vietnamese cooking, and at the end she makes menu plans eg. "beach weekend", "too cold to go out", using the recipes in the book. as for authenticity, my boyfriend is vietnamese and said it is pretty good. although the curry is creamier and less spicy than authentic vietnamese style it was still absolutely amazing.overall, a great book. quantity AND quality, easy to do, great results. 10 out of 10!

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