by Luke Nguyen
Editor: MURDOCH BOOKS
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“Indochina” sees Lanterne Rouge du Luc Nguyen see his beloved Vietnam and look for food and cultural vestiges of this former French colonial empire.On his regular visits to Vietnam today, Luke is often struck by the appearance of people wearing berets, speaking French and the aromas of coffee and butter emanating from coffees and pastries.Recipes and accompanying stories showcase the French influence on Vietnamese history and cuisine.In a context of great colonialism, hotels, bars, restaurants and terraces, in private estates dressed in antiques and textiles of the period, Luc speaks to chefs, bakers and family members to extract the very essence of Vietnamese cuisine.From coffee and croissants to breakfast for tea and dinner, Luke tries to shed light on the origins of Vietnamese dishes such as pho, which began his life as a “pot au feu”, and experiments with new versions of traditional Vietnamese cuisine.Indochina” appeal to lovers of the French language, Vietnamese food and transport togetherThis title is borrowed from the best-selling author of the cookbooks “Secrets of the Red Lantern” and “The Songs of Sapa”.It features dynamic culinary photography entirely shot in Vietnam and more than 100 regional recipes showcasing French culinary Vietnam roots.
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