Luke Nguyen is an Australian restaurateur and celebrity chef, whose family left Vietnam in the late 70s as so-called boat people. The Food of Vietnam is a big, splashy, beautiful book which combines a personal travelog with many appetizing recipes.
We had this book at home prior to our trip to Vietnam. I recently read it through, and now that we’ve traveled to a number of the places featured in the book, and enjoyed some of the special foods from those areas, this book has additional meaning for me.
Compelling food porn featuring one of the world’s great cuisines.