Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam by Kim FayCommunion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam by Kim Fay

Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam

byKim FayPhotographed byJulie Fay Ashborn

Paperback | May 1, 2010

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Living in Vietnam for four years in the 1990s, Seattle native Kim Fay fell in love with the romantic landscapes, the rich culture, and the uninhibited warmth of the people. A decade later, she grew hungry for more. Inspired by the dream of learning to make a Vietnamese meal for her friends and family in America, Kim returned to Vietnam and embarked on an unforgettable five-week culinary journey from Hanoi to Saigon.

Joined by her sister and best Vietnamese girlfriend, Kim set off to taste as much as possible while exploring rituals and traditions, street cafés and haute cuisine, famine and feast, and Communism and the legacy of war. Together, the three women discovered a society shaped by its ever-changing relationship with food. Every encounter serves up an enticing morsel, from uncovering the secret world ofraguin the French hill town of Dalat to bonding with the Julia Child of Vietnam in Saigon. Epicures and culture buffs will delight in markets, restaurants, farms, fisheries, and cooking classes as Kim assembles her dream meal and shares recipes such as banana flower salad and clay pot fish. Examining how we eat reflects who we are as individuals and as communities,Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnamoffers a feast for armchair gourmets, as well as a colorful guide for travelers hungering for their next adventure.
Kim FayPacific Northwest native Kim Fay first traveled to Southeast Asia in 1991. She spent four years living in Vietnam and has traveled back frequently, writing about the region. As an expert on travel literature and Vietnam, she has been a guest speaker on NPR and has written for numerous publications, includingTravel + Leisure. She...
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Title:Communion: A Culinary Journey Through VietnamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pages, 9.58 × 7.24 × 0.73 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:ThingsAsian PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193415914X

ISBN - 13:9781934159149

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