Ess than an hour Most of the recipes which include fancy dishes and veryday dishes come with pictures of the finished product My husband who is Vietnamese and son have njoyed most of "dishes I ve made from this book The only downside is the binding on the book "I ve made from this book The only downside is the binding on the book be better pages are falling out perhaps from freuent use Otherwise highly recommended i am vietnamese and since i never had the priviledge to learn directly from my mom how to cook i picked up this book just to give it a try within a few weeks i have tried most of the recipes particularly the main dishes not only are they uick recipes with only 4 to 5 steps max the dishes reuire simple ingredients obtainable and cheap not only that but all these dishes have turned out to be delicious i feel like i can compete with my mom s great cooking lol i absolutely love this book it s a must have Very authentic Vietnamese cuisine Recipes are asy to follow and the book is superbly illustrated throughout I also njoyed the recipes which recognize the French influence on Vietnamese food It accurately reflects the cultural and historical mix of modern Vietnam Love the recipes. Lads soups main dishes desserts and beverages Combine the tempting healthful food with Steve Raymer’s magnificent photographs of Vietnam and you’ll truly taste the xuisite flavors of this age old country in all its beauty and richness. Similiar to the Pleriplus book The Food of Vietnam this book has very nice photography and simple recipes It is also pretty
small at onlyat only pages including index This book also shares some of Pleriplus flaws1 Not much background information 2 Assumption that you know to cut for tenderness or prepare difficult things like cleaning shrimp or suid 3 Does not Evolution As Entropy expand the knowledge base of cooking techniue or theory for its user 4 Recipes are modified greatly The recipes are modified for faster time preparation Which is very advantageous for the beginner but a purist will definitely NOT be happy with the recipesg pho ba broth being made with 30 minutes of simmering or the lack of caramel use in recipes The intent of the book is for speed which it admirably providesSince Vietnamese cuisine is adventursome in its approach there is room on the shelf for another book that makes free with the recipesThe better book to buy is Corinne Trang s Authentic Vietnamese Cooking whose recipes are sound and provides interesting reading in general If you are a historyculture junkie then Lonely Planet s World Food Guide to Vietnam is surprisingly. In The Vietnamese Cookbook Diana My Tran transforms many of her complex traditional dishes into "New Simpler Versions Tailored "simpler versions tailored the fast pace of America and the freshest ingredients from our local supermarkets In Vietnam a traditional mea. Good with a few recipes thrown inOverall a pretty book that provides speed but not much substance for the hardcore It is however a nice beginner s book gift Forging Gay Identities exselent Enjoying the book I was in Viet Nam in Oct Andxperienced many of the dishesBook was in good condition This is the best cookbook so far on Vietnamese Bought several and they pretty much had all the same recipes I
wanted of verydayof veryday This one had regular kinds of meals than the others I prefer this one to all the others I have tried All the recipes are asy and very filling Wish I had bought this one first would have save a lot of money I own five Vietnamese cooking books and this "one surpasses them all in terms of taste and practicality Unlike other Vietnamese "surpasses them all in terms of taste and practicality Unlike other Vietnamese this one is low on personal anecdotes and high on uick uality recipes Most of Ms Tran s recipes are designed for ingredients available at most supermarkets with a monthly trip to the Asian market for fish sauce rice tc Moreover they do not reuire time consuming prep ie making caramel sauce deep frying shallots marinating meat overnight in order to have a delicious meal on the table in L consists mainly of rice accompanied by a salty dish of seafood or meat vegetables andor a composed salad Diana invites you to create your own memorable meals with than 100 tantalizing recipes for authentic Vietnamese sauces appetizers sa.