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Published: March 2021
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Author: Nguyen
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BIC Subject: National & regional cuisine
Published By: Chronicle Books
 
Published: 03-Mar-2021
Format: Hardback, 224 pages, 228.6x6in
ISBN: 9781797202242
Stock Code: 7202242
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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. 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. Weaving between their alternating perspectives, Mango & Peppercorns tells Tung and Kathy's improbable, quintessentially American story as they raise Tung's daughter, Lyn, and open the award-winning Hy Vong ("hope" in Vietnamese) together, all while navigating the challenges of immigration, assimilation, blending families, and making ends meet. Tung's fierce practicality often clashes with Kathy's free-spirited nature, but over time, they find a harmony in their contrasts – a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce. 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. 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. Weaving between their alternating perspectives, Mango & Peppercorns tells Tung and Kathy's improbable, quintessentially American story as they raise Tung's daughter, Lyn, and open the award-winning Hy Vong ("hope" in Vietnamese) together, all while navigating the challenges of immigration, assimilation, blending families, and making ends meet. Tung's fierce practicality often clashes with Kathy's free-spirited nature, but over time, they find a harmony in their contrasts – a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce. Through powerful narrative, archival imagery, and 20 Vietnamese recipes that mirror their story, Mango & Peppercorns is a unique contribution to culinary literature.
A powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food - and the good that comes from embracing our differences – from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami, with 20 recipes.
 
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