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The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles

The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles Lowest new price: $10.45
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Author: Andrea Nguyen
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With this comprehensive cookbook, Vietnam’s most beloved, aromatic comfort food--the broth and noodle soup known as pho--is now within your reach.

Author Andrea Nguyen first tasted pho in Vietnam as a child, sitting at a Saigon street stall with her parents. That experience sparked a lifelong love of the iconic noodle soup, long before it became a cult food item in the United States.

Here Andrea dives deep into pho’s lively past, visiting its birthplace and then teaching you how to successfully make it at home. Options range from quick weeknight cheats to impressive weekend feasts with broth and condiments from scratch, as well as other pho rice noodle favorites. Over fifty versatile recipes, including snacks, salads, companion dishes, and vegetarian and gluten-free options, welcome everyone to the pho table.

With a thoughtful guide on ingredients and techniques, plus evocative location photography and deep historical knowledge, The Pho Cookbook enables you to make this comforting classic your own.

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Elizabeth Street Cafe

Elizabeth Street Cafe Lowest new price: $26.13
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Author: Tom Moorman

French-inspired Vietnamese cooking from the cultural hub of Austin, Texas – recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times to goop.

"A Vietnamese café plus French bakery, Elizabeth Street Café combines the best of two worlds." —goop

Elizabeth Street Café – a celebrated eatery with a devoted following – features French-inspired Vietnamese cooking. Chefs Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire share 100 recipes of beautiful and delicious Vietnamese fare and French baked goods – from Spicy Breakfast Fried Rice and Eggs to Green Jungle Curry Noodles, and Palm Sugar Ice Cream to Toasted Coconut Cream Puffs. The café is always bustling, day and night, inside and outdoors, and it is one of the most photographed restaurants in Austin, Texas.

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Vietnamese Home Cooking

Vietnamese Home Cooking Lowest new price: $23.37
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Author: Charles Phan
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In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco's Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients.

When Charles Phan opened his now-legendary restaurant, The Slanted Door, in 1995, he introduced American diners to a new world of Vietnamese food: robustly flavored, subtly nuanced, authentic yet influenced by local ingredients, and, ultimately, entirely approachable. In this same spirit of tradition and innovation, Phan presents a landmark collection based on the premise that with an understanding of its central techniques and fundamental ingredients, Vietnamese home cooking can be as attainable and understandable as American, French, or Italian. 

With solid instruction and encouraging guidance, perfectly crispy imperial rolls, tender steamed dumplings, delicately flavored whole fish, and meaty lemongrass beef stew are all deliciously close at hand. Abundant photography detailing techniques and equipment, and vibrant shots taken on location in Vietnam, make for equal parts elucidation and inspiration. And with master recipes for stocks and sauces, a photographic guide to ingredients, and tips on choosing a wok and seasoning a clay pot, this definitive reference will finally secure Vietnamese food in the home cook’s repertoire.

Infused with the author’s stories and experiences, from his early days as a refugee to his current culinary success, Vietnamese Home Cooking is a personal and accessible guide to real Vietnamese cuisine from one of its leading voices.

Featured Recipe: Sichuan Cucumber Pickles

Sichuan Cucumber Pickles

These quick pickles need to sit in vinegar for only a few hours before you can eat them. They're great with fried items, since the inegar acts as a sort of palate cleanser. But the ginger, Sichuan peppercorns, and sambal oelek—a prepared red chile paste that is readily available at most grocery stores—make them different than the standard cucumber pickle.

  • 1 pound English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and cut on the diagonal into -inch-thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely julienned
  • 1 to 2 fresh Thai chiles, stemmed, seeded, and julienned
  • 4 cups rice vinegar
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons sambal chile paste, also known as sambal oelek
  • ½ cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sichuan peppercorns
  • ¼ cup whole dried red chiles, such as árbol

In a bowl, toss together the cucumber slices and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Transfer the cucumbers to a colander and let drain in the sink for 2 hours.

Rinse the cucumbers briefly under cold running water and drain well. Transfer to a bowl, add the ginger and fresh Thai chiles, and toss to mix. In a separate bowl, stir together the vinegar, sugar, sambal, and the remaining 2 tablespoons salt until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Set aside.

In a small frying pan, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the Sichuan peppercorns and toast for 10 seconds. Add the dried chiles and toast for 10 seconds longer, until the chiles darken slightly.

Pour the contents of the frying pan over the cucumbers, then add the vinegar solution and toss well. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate. The pickles are ready to eat in 2 hours. They will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

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Low Carb Instant Pot Cookbook: To Rapidly Lose Weight, Regain 100% Confidence and Have a Better Life 81 Flavored& Easy Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes ... Diet Meal Plan) (Low Carb Cooking) (Volume 3)

Low Carb Instant Pot Cookbook: To Rapidly Lose Weight, Regain 100% Confidence and Have a Better Life 81 Flavored& Easy Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes ... Diet Meal Plan) (Low Carb Cooking) (Volume 3) Lowest new price: $7.98
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Author: Chef Watson

Are you fed up with your overweight? Do you feel lack of confidence because of your obesity? Are you looking for a diet for weight loss and have delicious foods without paying too much time everyday? This book will solve all of above questions! It is not just a cookbook, it is a complete guide of Low Carb diet and Instant Pot. It is a perfect companion for your daily cooking!


So what benefits will you get by following a low carb diet?

1. Helps In a Swift Reduction In Appetite

2. Helps To Lose Weight Effectively

3. Lowers The Blood Triglycerides

4. Increases The Levels Of Good Cholesterol (Hdl)

5. Reduces The Blood Sugar Levels

6. Reduces Hypertension

7. Helps Improve Brain Disorders

8. Gives More Energy

9. Improves Health And Fitness

10. More And More...


Besides, by following this book, you will know:

1. Everything About Low Carb Diet

2. Foods You Should Eat/ Avoid

3. Overview Of Instant Pot

4. 81 Delicious And Easy Instant Pot Recipes

5. A 2- Week Healthy Meal Plan

6. The Health Benefits of the Low Carb Diet

7. How Can Low Carb Diet Enhances Weight loss

8. 23 Tips to Attaining a Successful Low Carb Diet Plan

9. Who Should Partake in the Low Carb Diet

10. The Challenges Faced When Following a Low Carb Diet

11. Low Carb Diet Hacks and Myths

12. More and More...


You will also know Origin of the Instant Pot, benefits of an Instant Pot, how to Maintain the Instant Pot, rules in Using the Instant Pot, how to Choose and where to Buy a good Instant Pot, etc.. Meantime, you will get 81 very delicious and easy Low Carb Diet Instant Pot recipes, they are all well chosen and proven to be top recipes. All you need to do is just buy the ingredients in your local market and put them into the instant pot, then wait for some minutes you will have a very nutritional and mouth-watering dish.


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The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food Lowest new price: $26.03
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Author: Charles Phan
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The long-awaited cookbook featuring 100 recipes from James Beard award-winning chef Charles Phan’s beloved San Francisco Vietnamese restaurant, The Slanted Door.

Award-winning chef and restaurateur Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has grown into a world-class dining destination, and its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is beloved by diners, chefs, and critics alike. The Slanted Door is a love letter to the restaurant, its people, and its food. Featuring stories in addition to its most iconic recipes, The Slanted Door both celebrates a culinary institution and allows home cooks to recreate its excellence.

Featured Recipes from The Slanted Door

Spring Rolls
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Bun Rieu
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Agricole Rhum Punch
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Simply Pho: A Complete Course in Preparing Authentic Vietnamese Meals at Home

Simply Pho: A Complete Course in Preparing Authentic Vietnamese Meals at Home Lowest new price: $13.00
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Author: Helen Le

Ramen is so 2012. It's time to start enjoying a scoop of Vietnam's varied, delicious, and aromatic soup sensation: pho. Grab yourself a bowl of pho and discover the sensation with Simply Pho.

Whether you are cooking for one or ten, Simply Pho brings healthy homemade pho noodle soup and all the fixings straight to your table. You'll learn how to put together the perfect bowl of piping hot pho--bothauthentic and quicker weeknight versions--in a myriad of ways!

To complete this introductory Vietnamese cooking course, author Helen Le, creator of the popular YouTube channel Helen's Recipes, also show you how to make Vietnamese favorites--fresh and crispy spring rolls and bahn mi sandwiches--along with those that will be new and inspired favorites, such as omelets, crepes, and pizza all made with pho noodles; vermicelli noodle salads topped with beef and pork; and a variety of mi Quang noodle dishes.

Helen also shows you how to make fresh pho noodles from scratch, Vietnamese baguettes, dipping sauces, flavored oils, and broth and aromatics so you can craft the perfect bowl of pho noodle soup at home. Try your hand at:
  • Pho Noodle Soup with Chicken
  • Pho Noodle Soup with Beef Stew
  • Vegan Crispy Spring Rolls
  • Chicken Curry with Vermicelli Noodles
  • Meatball Sandwiches and More
With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and stunning photosSimply Pho will bring the mouthwatering and aromatic scents of your favorite Vietnamese restaurant straight to your kitchen! 

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The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches

The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches Lowest new price: $10.50
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Author: Andrea Nguyen
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A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, featuring 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations.

Created by Vietnamese street vendors over a century ago, banh mi is a twist on the French snack of pâté and bread that is as brilliant as it is addictive to eat. Who can resist the combination of crisp baguette, succulent filling, and toppings like tangy, pickled daikon and carrots, thin chile slices, refreshing cucumber strips, and pungent cilantro sprigs? Bringing a new realm of flavor for anyone tired of standard sandwich fare, The Banh Mi Handbook presents more than fifty recipes and numerous insights for crafting a wide range of sandwiches, from iconic classics to modern innovations, including: Crispy Drunken Chicken, Shrimp in Caramel Sauce, Grilled Lemongrass Pork, Beef and Curry Sliders, Coconut Curry Tofu and Lettuce Wrap Banh Mi. 

Andrea Nguyen’s simple, delicious recipes for flavor-packed fillings, punchy homemade condiments, and crunchy, colorful pickled vegetables bring the very best of Vietnamese street food to your kitchen.

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Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook: Classic Vietnamese Street Food Made at Home

Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook: Classic Vietnamese Street Food Made at Home Lowest new price: $10.31
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Author: Linh Nguyen

Authentic and delicious, the recipes in Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook bring Vietnamese restaurant favorites to your family’s dining table.

From phở and spring rolls to bánh mì and rice porridge, authentic Vietnamese food is as rich as the culture from which it comes―and replicating these dishes at home is easier than you might think! With the clear-cut guidance in this Vietnamese cookbook, you’ll enjoy cooking Vietnamese food just as much as you enjoy eating it.

Author Linh Nguyen has been cooking Vietnamese food since she can remember. Her culinary style draws upon inspiration she’s found everywhere―from the recipes of her childhood in the countryside to the local street food vendors in Hanoi and the culinary diversity of New York City.

From her current home in Hội An, Linh has created Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook―a collection of easy-to-follow recipes that hold true to the roots of Vietnamese cooking. In this Vietnamese cookbook, you’ll enjoy the straightforward simplicity that comes from years of homegrown expertise.

With Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook you’ll find:

  • 8 chapters featuring popular Vietnamese favorites including Phở (Noodle Soup), Bánh Mì (Sandwiches), Cháo (Porridge), Cuốn (Rolls), Bún (Rice Vermicelli), and Gỏi/Nộm (Salad)
  • 75 authentic Vietnamese recipes specifically designed to make cooking easy and fun
  • An overview of techniques and ingredients with photos, tips for keeping herbs fresh, and shopping recommendations

Lemongrass, Ginger and Mint Vietnamese Cookbook offers everything you need to recreate authentic Vietnamese meals. As many Vietnamese people say, “If you want to eat, get your feet to the stove.” With this Vietnamese cookbook, you’ll be able to do so with confidence!

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Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors Lowest new price: $16.74
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Author: Andrea Nguyen
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An intimate collection of more than 175 of the finest Vietnamese recipes.

When author Andrea Nguyen's family was airlifted out of Saigon in 1975, one of the few belongings that her mother hurriedly packed for the journey was her small orange notebook of recipes. Thirty years later, Nguyen has written her own intimate collection of recipes, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, an ambitious debut cookbook that chronicles the food traditions of her native country.

Robustly flavored yet delicate, sophisticated yet simple, the recipes include steamy pho noodle soups infused with the aromas of fresh herbs and lime; rich clay-pot preparations of catfish, chicken, and pork; classic bánh mì sandwiches; and an array of Vietnamese charcuterie. Nguyen helps readers shop for essential ingredients, master core cooking techniques, and prepare and serve satisfying meals, whether for two on a weeknight or 12 on a weekend.

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Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food from the Winner of MasterChef Season 3 on FOX(TM)

Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food from the Winner of MasterChef Season 3 on FOX(TM) Lowest new price: $9.98
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Author: Christine Ha
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In her kitchen, Christine Ha possesses a rare ingredient that most professionally-trained chefs never learn to use: the ability to cook by sense. After tragically losing her sight in her twenties, this remarkable home cook, who specializes in the mouthwatering, wildly popular Vietnamese comfort foods of her childhood, as well as beloved American standards that she came to love growing up in Texas, re-learned how to cook. Using her heightened senses, she turns out dishes that are remarkably delicious, accessible, luscious, and crave-worthy.

Millions of viewers tuned in to watch Christine sweep the thrilling Season 3 finale, and here they can find more of her deftly crafted recipes. They'll discover food that speaks to the best of both the Vietnamese diaspora and American classics, personable tips on how to re-create delicious professional recipes in a home kitchen, and an inspirational personal narrative bolstered by Ha's background as a gifted writer. Recipes from My Home Kitchen will braid together Christine's story with her food for a result that is one of the most compelling culinary tales of her generation.

Amazon Q&A for Recipes from My Home Kitchen. Graham Elliot, MasterChef judge, chef and restauranteur interviews Christine Ha, author of Recipes from My Home Kitchen.

Graham Elliot

Graham Elliot: When you first auditioned for MasterChef did you ever imagine you we'd be talking about your very own cookbook a year later?

Christine Ha: Definitely not. I mean, it was my dream, yes. Out of the trophy/title, monetary winnings, and the cookbook deal, the cookbook was the prize I wanted the most. It only made sense--I am a writer, and by nature, writers want to share themselves with the world through their stories. What better way to marry the two loves of my life--food and word--than with my very own cookbook? But to compete against more than 30,000 home cooks across America? I don't like to get my hopes up, so I tried not to give it much thought. Well, I realize now that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it and play it smart.

GE: Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and I were always blown away by your ability to present beautiful, edible creations. How are you able to produce such visually stunning dishes without your sense of sight?

CH: Ah, that seems to be the million dollar question. Well, I've always had an elephant's memory, and this was only perpetuated with my vision loss. Now that I can't depend on my eyes to see what's laid out on the counter, I have to memorize where I put the basil, the knife, the sauté pan full of hot oil. This memory of how foods look--shape, their color, their texture--is what aids me when I plate a dish. I think having to feel your food forces you to become more connected with it; that's the belief of those cultures that eat their meals with their hands--touching your food with your fingers increases awareness. I also believe the fact that I can't see the small imperfections on a plate--say, the microgreens not being set exactly 2.5 inches apart--makes for a more organic and, in my opinion, aesthetically more pleasing plate.

GE: Which aspects of your cooking style do you think will be most popular with the average American home cook?

CH: Oh, Graham, I'm smart, but I'm not psychic! Is there really such a thing as an "average American home cook"? Americans are hardly average at all. Like I said, our country is just so diverse. Plus home cooks are becoming quite sophisticated these days--just look at the range of talent you see on each season of "MasterChef." I will say, however, that with demographics moving more and more towards dual income households, and even in the case of stay-at-home parents who are busy taking care of the kids and the house, people have less time and energy to cook dinner every night. For these reasons, I think many home cooks would appreciate recipes that are flavorful but not fussy. Actually, those are the exact parameters I have in my own kitchen when I cook a weeknight dinner. And for the weekends when there's a little more time for leisure projects, I enjoy more elaborate experiments like pulled pork sandwiches or my mama's eggrolls. Both types of recipes, from the easy to the intricate, can be found right here in this very cookbook.

GE: How has your approach to cooking changed over the years? How has it evolved since you won MasterChef?

CH: Like many who first start out cooking, I was very methodical. I learned by following recipes to the T--I used to think the world would end if I accidentally added one teaspoon of salt when the recipe called for three-fourths. But after cooking a dozen meals or so, I started understanding basic cooking methods and techniques. Then after another dozen meals, I began grasping flavor profiles. As with any art, once you know and understand the rules, you can break them and get away with it. Once I got to that point, I ventured off and came up with my own recipes.

Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned during my time on "MasterChef" is to trust my gut. Food can be very subjective. I can't stand dill or cooked salmon. But hey, if your favorite dish in the world is your grandma's baked salmon with dill weed, I can't argue that. I do think, however, that one should be able to back up their penchant for dill and baked salmon. "I love baked salmon and dill weed because it's good," to me, is not a valid argument. "I love baked salmon and dill weed because I think they complement each other in XYZ ways" is an argument I can respect even if I don't agree. Having said this, however, I wouldn't want everyone in the world to dislike dill and cooked salmon, because then where would their places be in our lives? I had a creamy dill sauce over a crêpe recently, and I thought it was incredibly delicious. And salmon sashimi is on my short list of favorite foods. I trust chefs who are confident in their opinions and can back them up. Diversity is what makes this world great; we should celebrate our differences.

GE: With the veritable treasure trove of recipes you now possess, which one do you feel best represents you and your life's journey?

CH: I'd have to go with the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. It starts out an inedible mass, but after you put some heat under it, it becomes delectably sweet--that's been my journey in life. It's by no means fancy, but it will always put a smile on your face--that's me. Sinfully scrumptious.

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