Vegetarian Viet Nam by Cameron StauchVegetarian Viet Nam by Cameron Stauch

Vegetarian Viet Nam

byCameron Stauch

Hardcover | March 13, 2018

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Meatless Vietnamese cooking for vegetarians and omnivores alike.

In the years he spent living and cooking in Vietnam, Cameron Stauch learned about a tradition of vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine that is light and full of flavor. Based on recipes devised over centuries by Mahayana Buddhist monks, the dishes in Vegetarian Việt Nam make use of the full arsenal of Vietnamese herbs and sauces to make tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables burst with flavor like never before.

With a lavishly illustrated glossary that helps you recognize the mushrooms, noodles, fruits, and vegetables that make up the vegetarian Vietnamese pantry, Vegetarian Việt Nam will unlock an entire universe of flavor to people who want healthy, tasty, and sustainable food.

Cameron Stauch is a former member of the cooking staff for the Governor General, Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada. When he’s not cooking for his wife Ayesha and their children in Bangkok he’s cooking, traveling, and writing around Asia.
Title:Vegetarian Viet NamFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 10.3 × 8.2 × 1 inShipping dimensions:10.3 × 8.2 × 1 inPublished:March 13, 2018Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393249336

ISBN - 13:9780393249330


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A window into a culture and a cuisine This beautifully presented cookbook has loads of information about Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese Buddhist culture, and Vietnamese ingredients for vegetarian cuisine, all told from the warm and encouraging voice of the author. What I really like (and what makes it great for the home cook) are the informative bits about the pantry -- have you ever heard of mushroom powder? he explains how to make it!-- and the appendix, which helps you order in Vietnamese restaurants and on the street, including some key phrases in Vietnamese. And, of course, the gorgeous recipes: some require a bit of advance prep, but most are easy to master on a weeknight. I really loved the simple squash with basil and peanuts and the soy ginger glazed eggplant, both easy and very delicious.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This is beautiful enough to be a treasured coffee table book! The writing is engaging, the photos spectacular and the recipes make my mouth water! Can't wait to try them.
Date published: 2018-03-18

Editorial Reviews

Vegetarian Việt Nam is an absolute treasure trove. Chef Cameron Stauch explores culinary traditions and modern-day practices, and between his expertise as a chef, his adventurous global appetite, and the firsthand lessons he’s learned from cooks throughout the country, the recipes here are incredibly enticing!—Lukas Volger, author of BowlWith curiosity and zeal, Cameron Stauch has produced a fascinating and visually compelling work to spotlight Vietnam’s rich vegetarian cooking traditions.—Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese KitchenThere’s so much to love in this ground-breaking, generous book, from enticing recipes to beautiful photographs and engaging stories. Cameron’s easy style makes you feel that you have a friend at your side to guide you as you shop and cook.—Naomi Duguid, author of Taste of PersiaA meticulously researched, deliciously appetizing and enlightening guide to a little-known cuisine. Cameron Stauch’s recipes are clear and approachable, and his deep respect for Vietnam and its people shines through the book.—Fuchsia Dunlop, author of Land of Fish and RiceThis beautiful book of delicious Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine shows how we can all contribute to protecting and healing ourselves and our precious planet by eating vegan. Being vegan is a simple, non-violent and effective way to bring about change for our world.—Sister Chân Không, the first fully ordained monastic disciple of Zen Master Thích Nhất HạnhThis is the book I want and need! Not only are the recipes absolutely delicious and doable, the writing is lovely, and the information that the author gives us on Vietnamese culture, especially the role that Buddhism plays, provides the context that makes at the recipes especially vibrant.—Deborah Madison, author of In My Kitchen