Mango And Peppercorns: A Memoir Of Food, An Unlikely Family, And The American Dream

March 16, 2021|
Mango And Peppercorns: A Memoir Of Food, An Unlikely Family, And The American Dream by Tung Nguyen
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A powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami.

Through powerful narrative, archival imagery, and 20 Vietnamese recipes that mirror their story, Mango & Peppercorns is a unique contribution to culinary literature.

In 1975, after narrowly escaping the fall of Saigon, pregnant refugee and gifted cook Tung Nguyen ended up in the Miami home of Kathy Manning, a graduate student and waitress who was taking in displaced Vietnamese refugees. This serendipitous meeting evolved into a decades-long partnership, one that eventually turned strangers into family and a tiny, no-frills eatery into one of the most lauded restaurants in the country.

Tung's fierce practicality often clashed with Kathy's free-spirited nature, but over time, they found a harmony in their contrasts—a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce.

• IMPORTANT, UNIVERSAL STORY: An inspiring memoir peppered with recipes, it is a riveting read that will appeal to fans of Roy Choi, Ed Lee, Ruth Reichl, and Kwame Onwuachi.
• TIMELY TOPIC: This real-life American dream is a welcome reminder of our country's longstanding tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants. This book adds a touchpoint to that larger conversation, resonating beyond the bookshelf.
• INVENTIVE COOKBOOK: This book is taking genre-bending a step further, focusing on the story first and foremost with 20 complementary recipes.

Perfect for:

• Fans of culinary nonfiction
• Fans of Ruth Reichl, Roy Choi, Kwame Onwuachi, and Anya Von Bremzen
• Home cooks who are interested in Asian food and cooking
Tung Nguyen, who fled Vietnam almost fifty years ago, cofounded the award-winning Hy Vong, a pioneering Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. She currently cooks for select pop-ups and catered events.Katherine Manning cofounded Hy Vong. She manages Hy Vong's pop-ups and catered events.Lyn Nguyen is Tung Nguyen's daughter. Before earning degr...
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Title:Mango And Peppercorns: A Memoir Of Food, An Unlikely Family, And The American Dream
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:224 pages, 9.25 X 6.25 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 9.25 X 6.25 X 1 in
Published:March 16, 2021
Publisher:Chronicle Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781797202242

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