Culinary Vietnam

Culinary Vietnam


By (author) Daniel Hoyer

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  • Publisher: Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 254mm x 25mm | 1,247g
  • Publication date: 27 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Layton
  • ISBN 10: 1423603206
  • ISBN 13: 9781423603207
  • Illustrations note: 75 colour
  • Sales rank: 601,593

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Vietnamese cuisine has developed over the centuries and contains influences from many other cultures. This collection of recipes teaches how the aspects of flavour, aroma, texture, colour, contrast, balance and even the sound of a food should be taken into consideration when planning a Vietnamese-style meal.

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Vietnamese cuisine, developed over thousands of years with countless influences from other cultures, is a tantalizing blend of clean, fresh, bright, sweet, and hot flavors. Full of authentic recipes, Culinary Vietnam teaches how the aspects of flavor, aroma, texture, color, contrast, balance, and even the sound a food makes should be taken into consideration in the planning of a Vietnamese meal. Author Daniel Hoyer opens the door into the world of Vietnamese cooking methods and theories, as well as to the background of the cuisine, and gives some historical and cultural tidbits, all while showing just how broad the scope of this simple, agriculturally based cuisine really is. Daniel Hoyer first learned to cook as a young boy by helping his two grandmothers. His stint as sous chef for Mark Miller's Coyote Cafe inspired his interest in Mexican and Latin American cooking and launched his culinary career. Chef Hoyer has traveled extensively in Mexico and Vietnam, exploring the cooking as well as the history and culture of each country. He is currently a restaurant consultant, cooking-school instructor, and guide of gastronomic adventure tours in Mexico and Vietnam. His culinary tour website is