THE RED BOAT FISH SAUCE COOKBOOK
HARVEST BOOKS / HARPERCOLLINS, 2021
“Branded cookbooks, with their loyalties to just one condiment or liquor, can be hit or miss. But the Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook isn’t mere product placement: It’s the story of an immigrant family that made good in the U.S. but missed its roots enough to replicate – and literally bottle – them.”
— T. Susan Chang for NPR’s 2021 Books We Love
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PRAISE AND PRESS
“The recipes are rarely stringent — if you can’t find hot mint, you can’t find hot mint! — and encourage adaptation and variation. Collected, they also trace the shift of fish sauce from Vietnamese kitchens into more American restaurant kitchens and home kitchens of all backgrounds over the last decade, particularly on the West Coast, and present it as a kind of borderless, fluid ingredient.”
— Tejal Rao, New York Times
“With something for every season, and ways to incorporate fish sauce into every meal of the day, these recipes turn umami up to 11."
— Mary Frances-Heck, Food & Wine
“Cuong Pham, founder of the popular condiment company, offers his immigrant story, which includes fleeing Vietnam after the war, his connection to Apple founder Steve Jobs, and his ongoing quest to honour his mother’s cooking.”
— Jamila Robinson, Food & Wine
“Brand loyalty aside, the lively storytelling and enticing ideas in ‘The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook’ could convert you into a fish sauce fanatic, if you’re not one already.”
— Susan Puckett, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"What We’re Reading: Food Writing & Cookbooks"
— Asian American Writers' Workshop
“For the the authors of the 'Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook,' te pantry is political"
— Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle
“Special Sauce with René Redzepi, Diep Tran, and Khughbu Shah"
— The Splendid Table
“An ace L.A. team is the secret sauce behind the Red Boat Cookbook"
— Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times
“Make This Roasted Pork the Centerpiece of Your Lunar New Year Dinner"
— Kat Thompson, Thrillist
”A Shrimp Hot Pot Recipe Perfect for Lunar New Year"
— Elise Taylor,Vogue
“How the First Family of Fish Sauce Does a Holiday Feast"
— Hugh Garvey, Sunset