The book is here! Vietnamese Food Any Day released today. It’s out in the world — at bookshops, being delivered to folks at their homes. I’m excited to see what people make from the book.
Tet is also today so I’m wishing you:
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới (“Chook Moong Nahm Moy”) = Happy New Year.
Vạn Sự Như Ý (“Vunn Suh N-yuh Eee”) = May all your wishes be fulfilled.
It’s the Year of the Pig (Năm Kỷ Hợi in official Vietnamese), and I hope that the next twelve months will fill your home with extra deliciousness.
Right now, I have a thawed banh chung Tet sticky rice cake being refreshed in a pot of boiling water. If you’re unfamiliar with it, check out this banh chung primer so you may celebrate Tet in fine form. Tet celebrations go on for at least a week so you’ve got wiggle room.
I’ll later on be making a batch of braised pork and eggs in coconut caramel sauce (thit heo kho chung) in my Instant Pot! I’ve been very busy gearing up for the book release so I’m taking a modern shortcut; the pressure cooker recipe is on page 133 of Vietnamese Food Any Day. How’s that for a bit of the old done in the new?
To celebrate the book release, my pal and paleo superstar, Michelle Tam is hosting a giveaway that runs from now until February 10. Enter to win all these prizes on her Nom Nom Paleo Instagram post. You must have an Instagram account to enter. Good luck!
Each month, editors at Amazon choose the best new book releases and my book is included in the February 2019 list! Check out all the cookbook picks; there are two other Asian titles, too.
Finally, thank you to all the people who’ve taken time to write reviews of Vietnamese Food Any Day on Amazon and elsewhere. I’m so cheered by the warm reception and interest. (If you’ve not had the chance, preview the book.)
Hope your copy arrives sooner than later. Ping me to let me know and see what you cook up. This is the incredible benefit of making cookbooks!