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An Chua: Simple Vietnamese Recipes That Taste Like Home (Julie Mai Tran)

Ăn chưa? (Did you eat, yet?) is a common Vietnamese greeting that expresses affection through the everyday necessity, nourishment and comfort of food. In this special collection of time-honored recipes, Julie Mai Trần, a first-generation Vietnamese-Chinese American and the creator of Share My Roots, celebrates Vietnamese cuisine and culture inspired by her mother’s cooking.

Julie brings the authentic flavors of Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam’s most beloved dishes to your home kitchen. Find over 75 showstopping recipes from childhood classics like Bún Thịt Nướng (BBQ Pork Vermicelli bowl) and Thịt Kho Trứng (Braised Pork and Eggs), to restaurant favorites like Phở Bò (Beef Rice Noodle Soup) and Crispy Fried Noodles (Mì Xào Giòn/ Dòn), and must-try dishes including Bánh Xèo (Sizzling Crepes), and Chả Cá Thăng Long (Turmeric and Dill Fish).

Filled with lush full-page photography and poignant stories of family and Vietnam’s history, this love letter to Vietnamese cuisine and family roots paints a colorful landscape of the immigrant experience, serving as a cultural guidepost for generations to come.