The angle: Bahn Mi for all!
Recipes for right now: Homemade Banh Mi Rolls, Sriracha Aioli, Citrusy Red Cabbage Pickle, Garlic Pepper Pork Tenderloin, Gateway Chicken Liver Pate, Baked Maggi Tofu, Chinese Barbecued Pork, Coconut Curry Tofu
Who would enjoy this book? Bahn Mi devotees and sandwich lovers of all stripes.
• Who wrote it: Andrea Nguyen
• Who published it: Ten Speed Press
• Number of recipes: Over 50
• Other highlights: Calling this a "handbook" is spot on: The Banh Mi Handbook is all about equipping you and your kitchen with the various components for constructing your very own, signature banh mi sandwich. It starts with a master banh mi recipe — bread, veggies, filling, fat, and seasoning — and the chapters that follow detail all the various forms those components can take. Go basic with mayo, barbecue pork, cucumbers and pickled carrots; or get creative with fillings like Star Anise and Lemon Grass Sloppy Joe or Herbed Salmon Cakes. Andrea Nguyen also includes plenty of vegetarian ideas (Edamame Pate! Thai Fried Omelet!), so there can be banh mi for everyone.
This book is your gateway into banh mi bliss. And then some.
Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: The Banh Mi Handbook by Andrea Nguyen
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