By Graham Holliday
A journalist and blogger takes us on a colourful and highly spiced gastronomic travel via Viet Nam during this pleasing, offbeat go back and forth memoir, with a foreword via Anthony Bourdain.
Growing up in a small city in northern England, Graham Holliday wasn’t a fan of shuttle. yet in his early twenties, an image of Hanoi sparked a interest that propelled him midway around the globe. Graham didn’t are looking to be a vacationer in an alien land, although; he was firm to stay it. a regular man who loved making an attempt fascinating foodstuff, he moved to the capital urban and launched into a quest to discover genuine Vietnamese meals. In Eating Viet Nam, he chronicles his odyssey during this unusual, engaging land infused with chic smells and tastes.
Traveling throughout the again alleys and around the boulevards of Hanoi—where domestic chefs manage grills and stripped-down stands serving luxurious fare on blue plastic furniture—he risked dysentery, giardia, and diarrhea to find a culinary treasure-load that was once really overseas and distinctive. Holliday stocks each chew of the extreme clean dishes, smelly and bursting with style, which he got here to like in Hanoi, Saigon, and the geographical region. the following, too, are the awesome those that grew to become part of his new existence, together with his spouse, Sophie.
A ceremonial dinner for the senses, humorous, captivating, and continually scrumptious, Eating Viet Nam will encourage armchair tourists, curious palates, and everybody itching for a style of adventure.