I am so happy that my friend Andrea Nguyen—renowned food writer and cookbook author has a new cookbook coming out soon. If you know Andrea, you should know by now that she wrote a few notable cookbooks: Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, Asian Dumplings, and Asian Tofu. The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches is her fourth cookbook, and one that I can’t wait to get my hands on.
During my trip to Vietnam last year, I had delicious banh mi and wanted to learn more about creating these wonderful, delicious, and savory Vietnamese sandwiches. The Banh Mi Handbook is a cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations.
Created by Vietnamese street vendors a century or so 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 daikon and carrot pickles, thin chile slices, refreshing cucumber strips, and pungent cilantro sprigs? In this book, you’ll have ample opportunities to customize your sandwich with filling options such as grilled pork, roast chicken, and “the special”—a delectable combination of garlicky pork, liver pâté, and Vietnamese cold-cuts.
In this post, Andrea and Ten Speed Press are so kind to share with us a very popular Hanoi Grilled Chicken Banh Mi. Just look at this photo, don’t you just want to sink your teeth into it? The Banh Mi Handbook hits the book shelves and online book stores on July 8, 2014 so pre-order now or get a copy when it releases.
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