Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Vietnamese Recipes from the Heart.

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Pauline Nguyen; SECRETS OF THE RED LANTERN: STORIES AND VIETNAMESE RECIPES FROM THE HEART; Andrews McMeel (Food) $0.00 ISBN: 9780740777431

Easy Fresh and Quick: "'What is Vietnamese food? How is it different from other cuisines?' The first thing I always say" Pauline Nguyen writes in the introduction to Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Vietnamese Recipes from the Heart (Andrews McMeel 978-0-7407-7743-1) "is that Vietnamese food is easy--there is no mystery to it. It is simple to pre-pare; the execution is mostly quick; and the cooking methods are straightforward....What most distinguishes Vietnamese food however is its em-phasis on freshness. We do not use fresh herbs sparingly to flavor or garnish a dish--instead they play a major role in the food."

So if Vietnamese food is easy quick fresh and routinely...

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