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A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam
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Living in Vietnam for four years in the 1990s, Seattle native Kim Fay fell in love with the romantic landscapes, the rich culture, and the uninhibited warmth of the people. A decade later, she grew hungry for more. Inspired by the dream of learning to make a Vietnamese meal for her friends and family in America, Kim returned to Vietnam and embarked on an unforgettable five-week culinary journey from Hanoi to Saigon.
Joined by her sister and best Vietnamese girlfriend, Kim set off to taste as much as possible while exploring rituals and traditions, street cafA s and haute cuisine, feast and famine, and Communism and the legacy of war. Together, the three women discovered a society shaped by its ever-changing relationship with food. Every encounter serves up an enticing morsel, from uncovering the secret world of ragu in the French hill town of Dalat to bonding with the Julia Child of Vietnam in Saigon. Epicures and culture buffs will delight in markets, restaurants, farms, fisheries, and cooking classes as Kim assembles her dream meal and shares recipes such as banana flower salad and clay pot fish. Examining how we eat reflects who we are as individuals and as communities, Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam offers a feast for armchair gourmets, as well as a colorful guide for travelers hungering for their next adventure.

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May 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam
Author(s): Kim Fay
ISBN: 1-934159-14-X / 978-1-934159-14-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Things Asian Press/Global Directions
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March 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Communion. A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam.
Author(s): Kim Fay
Publisher: ThingsAsian Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA