• 9781741968842 – Indochine

Indochine: the collection, by Luke Nguyen

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Indochine sees Red Lantern’s Luke Nguyen revisit his beloved Vietnam and seek out the food and cultural remnants of this former French colonial empire. On his regular visits to Vietnam today, Luke is often struck by the appearance of people wearing berets, speaking French and the aromas of coffee and butter emanating from cafes and patisseries.

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Indochine sees Red Lantern’s Luke Nguyen revisit his beloved Vietnam and seek out the food and cultural remnants of this former French colonial empire. On his regular visits to Vietnam today, Luke is often struck by the appearance of people wearing berets, speaking French and the aromas of coffee and butter emanating from cafes and patisseries. The recipes and accompanying stories in Indochine showcase the French influence upon Vietnamese history and cuisine. Against a backdrop of grand colonial hotels, bars, restaurants and terraces, to private estates dressed in antiques and textiles of the period, Luke talks to chefs, bakers and family members to extract the very essence of French-Vietnamese cuisine. From coffee and croissants at breakfast to high tea and supper, Luke unravels the origins of Vietnamese dishes such as pho, which began life as a ‘pot au feu’, and experiments with new versions of traditional Vietnamese food. Indochine will appeal to lovers of French and Vietnamese food and travel alike.

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Weight 1.62 kg
Dimensions 26.0 x 21.5 x 3.9 cm
Audience

General

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9781741968842

Language

English

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Publication City/Country

Published

1 Nov 2011

Publisher

Murdoch books

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