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Vietnamese Home Cooking
Charles Phan

Ten Speed Press, 2012

In his eagerly awaited first cookbook, award-winning chef Charles Phan from San Francisco's Slanted Door restaurant introduces traditional Vietnamese cooking to home cooks by focusing on fundamental techniques and ingredients. When Charles Phan opened his now- legendary restaurant, The Slanted Door, in 1995, he introduced American diners to a new world of Vietnamese food: robustly flavored, subtly nuanced, authentic yet influenced by ...
  
  











  



  
Sushi: The Beginner's Guide
Aya Imatani

Imagine Publishing, Inc., 2009

Now, anyone can go from sushi novice to sushi samurai--slicing, filleting, and making rolls like a master! Never before have the techniques of this most popular Asian cuisine been as attractively presented, as easy to follow, and as temptingly photographed as they are in this beginner's guide. With the help of an unbelievable number of close-up photos, expert Aya Imatani virtually takes would-be chefs by the hand, leading them through every ...
  
  











  



  
The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food
Charles Phan

Ten Speed Press, 2014

The long-awaited cookbook from The Slanted Door, James Beard award-winning chef Charles Phan’s beloved San Francisco Vietnamese restaurant. Award-winning chef and restaurateur Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has grown into a world-class dining destination, and its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is beloved by diners, ...
  
  











  



  
Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
Andy Ricker, JJ Goode

Ten Speed Press, 2013

A guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok restaurants. After decades spent traveling throughout Thailand, Andy Ricker wanted to bring the country’s famed food stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a wooden pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar, in an old shack in a residential neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Ricker has since gone ...
  
  











  



  
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Thich Nhat Hanh

Beacon Press, 1999

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
  
  











  



  
The New Charcuterie Cookbook: Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home
Jamie Bissonnette

Page Street Publishing, 2014

James Beard Best Chef Award Winner Master the Art of Charcuterie With Outstanding Recipes From An Award-Winning Chef You haven’t become a true food-crafter until you’ve mastered the art of charcuterie, and who better to show you the ropes than nose-to-tail icon, Jamie Bissonnette? The New Charcuterie Cookbook features sausages, confits, salumi, pates and many other dishes for the home cook. With a wide variety of recipes, such as ...
  
  











  



  
The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches
Andrea Nguyen

Ten Speed Press, 2014

A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations. Created by Vietnamese street vendors a century or so ago, banh mi is a twist on the French snack of pâté and bread that is as brilliant as it is addictive to eat. Who can resist the combination of crisp baguette, succulent filling, and toppings like tangy daikon and carrot pickles, thin chile slices, ...
  
  











  



  
Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
Dick Couch, William Doyle

William Morrow, 2014

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs—from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror—written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series. Over the last fifty years, a small Navy unit has evolved into the world’s most celebrated fighting force: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Until now, their stories have been sealed in the ...
  
  











  



  
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh

Bantam, 1992

In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonize us. For him a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights, and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to "mindfulness"—the ...
  
  











  



  
Inside Out and Back Again
Thanhha Lai

HarperCollins, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award! Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration. Hà has only ever known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its ...
  
  











  



  
Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Robert D. Kaplan

Random House, 2014

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.   Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries’ worth ...
  
  











  



  
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vietnam and Angkor Wat
Richard Sterling

DK Travel, 2013

Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vietnam & Angkor Wat is your must-have companion to this beautiful part of the world. Vietnam opened its doors to tourists in the late 1980s and its appeal has grown ever since. Blessed with a long coast, the country now attracts sun-lovers and surfers, with resorts and spas sprouting all along the coast. This full-color, updated guide leads readers to it all, from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta in the south ...
  
  











  



  
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Revised Edition
Benedict Anderson

Verso, 2006

Imagined Communities , Benedict Anderson’s brilliant book on nationalism, forged a new field of study when it first appeared in 1983. Since then it has sold over a quarter of a million copies and is widely considered the most important book on the subject. In this greatly anticipated revised edition, Anderson updates and elaborates on the core question: what makes people live, die and kill in the name of nations? He shows how an originary ...
  
  











  



  
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky

Pantheon, 2002

In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. Based on a series of case ...
  
  











  



  
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 4: The Modern Age: From Victoria's Empire to ...
Susan Wise Bauer

Peace Hill Press, 2005

This fourth book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Where was the Crystal Palace? Who was the Sick Man of Europe? And how did cow fat start a revolution? Now more than ever, other countries and customs affect our everyday ...
  
  











  



  
Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle
Si Robertson

Howard Books, 2013

As you read this book, there are a few things you have to understand: 95 percent of my stories are truthful. Every member of the Robertson family has the God- given gift of storytelling. Hey, when you’ve sat in a duck blind for more than half of your life, you have to figure out some way to pass the time! It’s better than looking at Willie and Jase for six hours! Many of the stories I like to tell happened when I was a young boy or when I ...
  
  











  



  
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
Thich Nhat Hanh

Riverhead Trade, 2002

It was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: wrong knowing, obsessive desire, and anger. All are difficult, but in one instant of anger—one of the most powerful emotions—lives can be ruined, and health and spiritual development can be destroyed. With exquisite simplicity, Buddhist monk and Vietnam refugee Thich Nhat Hanh ...
  
  











  



  
Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food from the Winner of MasterChef Season 3 on ...
Christine Ha

Rodale Books, 2013

In her kitchen, Christine Ha possesses a rare ingredient that most professionally-trained chefs never learn to use: the ability to cook by sense. After tragically losing her sight in her twenties, this remarkable home cook, who specializes in the mouthwatering, wildly popular Vietnamese comfort foods of her childhood, as well as beloved American standards that she came to love growing up in Texas, re-learned how to cook. Using her heightened ...
  
  











  



  
Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors
Andrea Nguyen

Ten Speed Press, 2006

When author Andrea Nguyen's family was airlifted out of Saigon in 1975, one of the few belongings that her mother hurriedly packed for the journey was her small orange notebook of recipes. Thirty years later, Nguyen has written her own intimate collection of recipes, INTO THE VIETNAMESE KITCHEN, an ambitious debut cookbook that chronicles the food traditions of her native country. Robustly flavored yet delicate, sophisticated yet simple, the ...
  
  











  



  
We were Soldiers Once...And Young: Ia Drang--The Battle That Changed The War In Vietnam
Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway

Random House, 1992

Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 was We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young . In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 ...
  
  











  








   



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