Lots is going in these days with banh mi book-related activities, cooking classes, and a bathroom remodel. As much as I tried to schedule and pace things in a rational matter, things have been a bit hectic but thrilling nevertheless.
The press for The Banh Mi Handbook has been fabulous as well as unexpected. For example, The Week featured the book in its August 1 issue. I never thought my work would be in a current events publication, not to mention an issue with Vladimir Putin, Rand Paul, and Jay Leno on the cover. Thank you Emily Thelin for the headline: Vietnam's Gift to the Global Lunch Menu.
Similarly, theWireCutter.com, a smart website focused on technology reviews, recommended the book in its weekly round up a couple of weeks ago. A Santa Monica-based culinary club and gourmet food shop asked me to be a guest editor this week; I revealed in The Fare Trade's Q&A tidbits like how I stole tomatoes from neighbor’s gardens for a pickle recipe in the book. I also reveal my favorite Vietnam-inspired happy hour drink. Today, a charming Tumblr called Quinciple described the book as the bible for banh mi.