Beautiful color photos. Introduction has a nice synopsis of people, food, and cooking. Tasty, useable recipes for all courses.
This book has some great recipies in it, but it needs a great cheif to go with it..
Beautiful pictures (of not just the food, but of the beautiful people and places of Vietnam as well!), unique, authentic recipes. The book is divided into three parts:
Part One: an introduction to what Vietnamese food is and the food styles of Vietnam.
Part Two: the Vietnamese kitchen and cooking methods and ingredients.
Part Three: the recipes! Categories include: Basic Recipes (sauces, pickles, stocks, etc.), Appetizers, Salads, Soups, Vegetables and Rice, Seafood, Poultry, Frogs' Legs and Snails(only one recipe for each), Pork, Beef, Desserts.
Book also includes a small mail-order source list for ingredients.