Vegetarian Viet Nam (Hardcover)
A 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award Finalist
Meatless Vietnamese cooking for vegetarians and omnivores alike.
In the years he spent living and cooking in Vietnam, Cameron Stauch learned about a tradition of vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine that is light and full of flavor. Based on recipes devised over centuries by Mahayana Buddhist monks, the dishes in Vegetarian Việt Nam make use of the full arsenal of Vietnamese herbs and sauces to make tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables burst with flavor like never before.
With a lavishly illustrated glossary that helps you recognize the mushrooms, noodles, fruits, and vegetables that make up the vegetarian Vietnamese pantry, Vegetarian Việt Nam will unlock an entire universe of flavor to people who want healthy, tasty, and sustainable food.
About the Author
Cameron Stauch is a former member of the cooking staff for the Governor General, Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada. When he’s not cooking for his wife Ayesha and their children in Bangkok he’s cooking, traveling, and writing around Asia.
Vegetarian Việt Nam is an absolute treasure trove. Chef Cameron Stauch explores culinary traditions and modern-day practices, and between his expertise as a chef, his adventurous global appetite, and the firsthand lessons he’s learned from cooks throughout the country, the recipes here are incredibly enticing!
— Lukas Volger, author of Bowl
With curiosity and zeal, Cameron Stauch has produced a fascinating and visually compelling work to spotlight Vietnam’s rich vegetarian cooking traditions.
— Andrea Nguyen, author of Into the Vietnamese Kitchen
There’s so much to love in this ground-breaking, generous book, from enticing recipes to beautiful photographs and engaging stories. Cameron’s easy style makes you feel that you have a friend at your side to guide you as you shop and cook.
— Naomi Duguid, author of Taste of Persia
A meticulously researched, deliciously appetizing and enlightening guide to a little-known cuisine. Cameron Stauch’s recipes are clear and approachable, and his deep respect for Vietnam and its people shines through the book.
— Fuchsia Dunlop, author of Land of Fish and Rice
This beautiful book of delicious Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine shows how we can all contribute to protecting and healing ourselves and our precious planet by eating vegan. Being vegan is a simple, non-violent and effective way to bring about change for our world.
— Sister Chân Không, the first fully ordained monastic disciple of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh
This is the book I want and need! Not only are the recipes absolutely delicious and doable, the writing is lovely, and the information that the author gives us on Vietnamese culture, especially the role that Buddhism plays, provides the context that makes at the recipes especially vibrant.
— Deborah Madison, author of In My Kitchen