Andrea Nguyen, who runs the excellent Vietworldkitchen website, recently published her first book, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen. It’s a weighty, very comprehensive, highly detailed delve into Vietnamese cooking. Having said that, there are a few dishes, like Hu Tieu and Bun mam, missing. I’m guessing this was done on purpose. Before you know it you’ll find ‘Into another Vietnamese kitchen’ on the bookshop racks. Andrea very kindly asked the publishers to send me a copy. As I’ve said before I do get offered all sorts of stuff thru the blog, most of which I turn it down. However, noting the contents of this book and my own passing interest in Vietnamese edibles, I was never gonna turn down the offer of a copy 🙂 It took three days – from California to France – now that’s efficiency. Wonder how long it’d take in the opposite direction… I’m busy thumbing it. I’m already tempted enough to have a bash at Cha Ca La Vong. And just looking at this page has me screaming for a real banh mi…. I’ll have more on this tome when I’ve digested. And cooked… Yup. Rather than review it. I (think) I’m gonna cook from it which, when I thik of it, is reviewing it, innit?