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The Songs Of Sapa: Stories And Recipes From Vietnam

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Features more than 100 regional and family recipes and photographs capturing the beauty of Vietnam, her people and their deep connection to food.
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published October 5th 2009 by Murdoch Books
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Aloke
I didn't try to make any of the recipes from this book! I just read it for the stories. Luke Nguyen's family fled Vietnam after the war and eventually ended up in Australia where they ran a Vietnamese restaurant in a Sydney suburb. Now Nguyen runs his own restaurant in Sydney called Red Lantern. I guess he's pretty well known in Australia as a host of different food documentaries but I'd never heard of him until I saw his newest book Luke Nguyen's Street Food Asia: Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, ...more
Laura
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, cooking
This is so beautiful and detailed. I want to cook things from it but probably won't since it would involve buying a whole new set of spices and ingredients. But I'd like someone else to cook it all for me, please.
WarmerSommerregen
Luke Nguyen reist nach Vietnam, welches seine Eltern als er ein kleines Kind war, verließen um dort sowohl etwas über seine Wurzeln als auch über traditionelle vietnamesische Küche zu erfahren. Seine Reise beginnt im nördlich gelegenen Hochland von Sa Pa, führt ihn weiter in den Süden, in die Hauptstadt Hanoi und die zentral gelegenen Gegenden von Hue, Hoi An und zur Küstenregion Quy Nhon. Danach geht es weiter in den Süden, nach Saigon.

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James
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Having toured throughout Vietnam, this book struck a chord with me. It's funny to read about the train journey to sapa and being woken by loud partiotic music blasted through the train, just as I remember. Great recipes and a wonderful book. Get the secrets of the red lantern to go with this, both are excellent.
Brett
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
Just as in his show, the book is laid-out as part-travelogue and part-cookbook. The descriptions of his travels come across as very vivid and the recipes are generally on the simple side. You'll probably need to hit an Asian import market for the ingredients, but most don't require a lot beyond a handful of southeast-Asian staples.
Donna
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
Loved the stories. What a wonderful idea for a cookbook. Read through most of the recipes but didn't try any although I noted many of those early in the book. I borrowed this book from the library and had to return it.
Wendy
Oct 16, 2010 added it
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I got this because Vietnamese cooking is generally quite low fat and tasty. Now to sit down and find out how they do it!
Thuong
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
love it and hungry for more!
Linh
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A superb travelogue with recipes from the different regions of Vietnam. Cooked a recipe the other day and got a huge thumbs up from all my family.
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