Luke Nguyen’s France follows acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen as he traverses the culinary landscape of France to discover the flavours, ingredients and dishes that have influenced Vietnamese cooking. From the bustling streets of Paris and the historic towns of St Malo and Strasbourg to the coastal cities of Nice and Marseilles, Luke meets the chefs and locals to hear their stories and passion for good food and sample their regional specialities along the way.
From classics to traditional recipes with a modern twist, Luke learns the secrets behind these much-loved French dishes, and discovers how their flavours have spread to the distant corners of the globe and influenced the flavours in his home country. Alongside the French recipes he encounters, Luke shares his own interpretations of French-Vietnamese fusion food: from Vietnamese steak tartare and salt and pepper squid to crispy skin chicken with master stock and pan-fried baby sole.
Filled with beautiful location and food photography throughout, and complimented with a stunning design that is signature to Luke’s books, Luke Nguyen’s France celebrates the flavours of two of the world’s most respected cuisines with exciting, inspired recipes.
“Readers interested in exploring different cuisines can find a taste ofÂ France and Vietnam in Luke Nguyen’s France” – Jackie Tang, Books and Publishing
“A regional affair, FranceÂ takes you on a gastronomicÂ journey – think classicÂ recipes such as bouillabaisseÂ and galette, intertwinedÂ with fresh VietnameseÂ favourites that make heroesÂ of the region they represent.” – MiNDFOOD
“There’sÂ a sense of joy in the author’s voyage of discovery thatÂ translates, and there’s plenty here you’d want to cookÂ at home.” – John Lethlean, Weekend Australian
“The French have a saying when something appeals visually, translating as “a pleasure to the eye”. This book is that and far more.” – Christopher Bantick,Â Weekly Times