With this comprehensive cookbook, Vietnam’s most beloved, aromatic comfort food–the broth and noodle soup known as pho–is now within your reach.

Image result for the pho cookbookAuthor 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.  Get a copy NOW!

Andrea Nguyen

Andrea Nguyen

Andrea Nguyen is an author, editor, teacher and consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Vietnam, she came to the United States at the age of six. Her first book publication was “Trip to Freedom,” a short children’s book on how her family came to America. Andrea’s food writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Lucky Peach, Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Rachel Ray Everyday, Sunset, Cooking Light, and Rodale’s Organic Life.

Her first cookbook, “Into the Vietnamese Kitchen” was nominated for three 2007 James Beard and IACP cookbook awards. “Asian Dumplings” was her second cookbook with award-winning publisher Ten Speed Press. In March 2012, Cooking Light magazine selected both books for their Best 100 Cookbooks of the Past 25 Years award. Andrea’s works comprised two of the seven cookbooks in the Asian category.  Learn more about Andrea at www.vietworldkitchen.com Follow on Twitter @aqnguyen and on Facebook 

Later in the show I’ll be talking Diane Gordon President of The Orpheum Performing Arts Centre about the upcoming “Celebrity & Chef Cookoff.”  I have the great pleasure of judging once again…lucky me!  :-)  Twitter @WichitaOrpheum  and Facebook

Presented by Eby Construction, the Celebrity & Chef Cookoff is a night of celebration in support of our historic Orpheum Theatre, held at INTRUST Bank Arena with an Iron Chef-style cooking competition as the main entertainment, featuring six celebrity/chef teams competing for first place.

Surrounding the main event are tasting tables from local restaurants including Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, Reverie Coffee Roasters, Noble House Hawaiian, Tallgrass Country Club, and Bagel Haus, and many more. Get ready to bid in the silent auction, or go big with our live auction, including the teams’ finished dishes up for grabs. Have fun while supporting your Orpheum theatre!  Learn more about The Orpheum.

Admission includes entry to the event, cocktails, a taste of Wichita’s best restaurants, and a bid number for the auctions. Tables for 10 can also be reserved for $850. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 316.263.0884.  Get tickets NOW!

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
large-pepiere muscadet sur lie 20152015 Domaine de la Pepière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Sur Lie
The 2015 vintage maintains its classic lemony, stony and briny quality. The nose-wrinkling piquancy of lime zest and fresh ginger is allied to intimations of the mineral notes that play a dominant role in this performance. A caressing feel is combined with admirable vivacity and refreshing primary citrus juiciness. Alkaline, stony and saline nuances serve for interest and saliva-inducement on a lingering finish.

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