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Rice and Baguette : A History of Vietnamese Food, Hardback Book

Rice and Baguette : A History of Vietnamese Food Hardback

Part of the Foods and Nations series


The once-obscure cuisine of Vietnam is a favourite of many people from East to West.

After millennia of adaptation and innovation with a pervasive Chinese influence, today's Vietnamese food is, surprisingly, a mixture of Vietnamese and French dishes, with the baguette the most cherished part of the French culinary legacy.

Introduced into Vietnam in the mid-nineteenth century, the baguette is now only second to rice, the wonder grain the Viet discovered thousands of years ago and made their staple food.

Drawing on archaeological evidence and a wealth of oral and written history, this book reveals the journey Vietnamese food has traversed through history to become a much-loved cuisine today.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 110 illustrations, 60 in colour
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
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  • Category: National & regional cuisine
  • ISBN: 9781780236575



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