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Simply Vietnamese Cooking

135 Delicious Recipes

Nancie McDermott


List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Bright, delicate and satisfying, the cuisine of Vietnam is absolutely delicious due to the wonderful contrasts this cuisine contains: sour favors are balanced by salty ones, and sweet notes are answered by a little heat from ground pepper and chillies.

Nancie's easy and expert recipes will help cooks make an array of traditional dishes with widely available ingredients. There are speedy stir-fries, vibrant salads, and soothing soups, along with numerous recipes for cooking meat and seafood on the grill.

Whether it's Curry Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Lime-Pepper-Salt Dipping Sauce or Shaking Beef with Purple Onions and Watercress, or Speedy Shrimp in Caramel-Chili Sauce cooks will soon be enjoying an array of authentic and classic recipes that are fast enough to prepare during a busy work week. Delicate, rice-papered wrapped Summer Rolls with Shrimp and Mint can be party fare or the perfect lunch. And of course, no Vietnamese meal would be complete without Warm Banana-Coconut Pudding with Tapioca Pears finished with an iced Vietnamese Coffee.

With extensive information on ingredients, substitutions, and time-saving techniques, along with suggested menus, anyone can cook simply sumptuous Vietnamese food in their home kitchen in no time.

Robert Rose, 9780778805212, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2015

About the Author

Nancie McDermott is an expert on the food and culture of Thailand where she lived for 3 years as a Peace Corps volunteer. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and has written 10 cookbooks, including 300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes. She is a frequent guest chef on television and radio and also writes for newspapers and magazines and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.