I just returned from a trip to Southern California to visit my parents (Dad’s recovering well from having 2 stents put in last Thursday), check in with a few friends, and do ground work for banh mi-related events. In the pile of mail that we sorted through was the July issue of Cooking Light magazine.
Holy moly, in the monthly cookbook picks, the editors published this short-and-sweet shout out to The Banh Mi Handbook: "Lots of tasty riffs on the meaty, pickly, crunchy, saucy, spicy Vietnamese sandwich." The book's placement at the top of the list was the icing on the cake.
Totally awesome. Cooking Light is one of my favorite magazines because it offers balanced approaches to healthful eating and lifestyles. The publication isn’t about precious food, a perspective that resides comfortably in other publications I read. I’m not a calorie conscious person but do believe that people should and could make time to cook good food for themselves and their family.