Finally, a vegan fish sauce recipe worthy of our attention! Godmother of Vietnamese cooking and James Beard Award-winning author, Andrea Nguyen, returns with her 7th cookbook, Ever-Green Vietnamese: Super-Fresh Recipes, Starring Plants from Land and Sea. Never a virtuous or regimented eater but driven by the realities of a changing body in her mid-life, Andrea sets out to reimagine Vietnamese dishes, with a renewed determination to cultivate and lift the exciting flavors, textures, and colors of the vegetable kingdom. In the process, she debunks public perceptions of Viet cooking as just beefy pho and meat-filled sandwiches. Vietnamese culinary foodways have been steeped in the resourcefulness of its cooks, rich Buddhist traditions, and emphasis on vegetables, plant-based protein and seafood. Andrea builds upon this foundation to craft accessible and meticulously researched plant-forward recipes that push Vietnamese flavors to new imaginative heights.
Andrea Nguyen will be in conversation with former San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho followed by a book signing with Eastwind Books.
$15 gains you entry to the event, $40 comes with your very own copy of Ever-Green Vietnamese.