Mango and Peppercorns
Mango and Peppercorns Mango and Peppercorns Mango and Peppercorns
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A staff favorite, this is a powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami.

Through powerful narrative, archival imagery, and 20 Vietnamese recipes that mirror their story, Mango & Peppercorns is a unique contribution to culinary literature.

In 1975, after narrowly escaping the fall of Saigon, pregnant refugee and gifted cook Tung Nguyen ended up in the Miami home of Kathy Manning, a graduate student and waitress who was taking in displaced Vietnamese refugees. This serendipitous meeting evolved into a decades-long partnership, one that eventually turned strangers into family and a tiny, no-frills eatery into one of the most lauded restaurants in the country.

Tung's fierce practicality often clashed with Kathy's free-spirited nature, but over time, they found harmony in their contrasts—a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce.

The story is front and center in this book, but it also includes 20 complementary recipes.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6" X 9"
Publication Date: 03/16/2021
ISBN: 9781797202242