Ever-Green Vietnamese Cookbook Cover Reveal!
Remember the “next cookbook survey” that I sent out in September 2020? There were over 1,500 responses. I used the information and suggestions to craft my new book, Ever-Green Vietnamese. Thanks so much for generously being in on the ground level! I tried my best to channel your enthusiasm for Viet food, cooking, and culture into this cookbook (yikes, my seventh one!).
And two years later, we just sent Ever-Green Vietnamese to print with over 125 tested recipes, 92 stunning photos, and roughly 95,000 polished words — all dropped into a beautiful and practical design. We also finalized the cover, and I'm thrilled to share it with you today!
What's the dish on the cover? You're looking at bánh cuốn steamed rice noodle rolls that are filled with a mushroomy veggie filling (there's a recipe for a pork and shrimp filling too!). The recipe is fun, tasty, and more importantly, very doable compared to other methods, including what I published in my first cookbook. After trying the rolls, my mom said that my recipe is life changing for her. (That's a major compliment for me.)
Why the hyphen in the name? I started out with Evergreen Vietnamese – thinking that it smartly played off the enduring ideas in the book. My extra smart editor, the legendary Lorena Jones, suggested the hyphen to not only underscore the book's timelessness but also its emphasis on vegetables. (Roughly 80 percent of the recipes are vegetarian or vegan. I've got dairy subs in the book, too.) That's the title backstory!
Ever-Green Vietnamese releases on April 25, 2023. I wish I could get the 304-page beauty to you sooner, but printing, shipping, and distribution require about 6 months total. Full-color illustrated books (e.g., what cookbooks technically are) take a while because the color and printing has to be rigorously checked and meticulously calibrated.
To ensure you get a the book ASAP, pre-order via one of the many options listed at Penguin Random House (my publisher Ten Speed Press is part of PRH). Pre-orders help publishers gauge interest and manage inventory. They've run out of copies of my books before and want to avoid that. Ever-Green Vietnamese is available wherever books are sold – whether that's a brick and mortar or online shop. On the Ever-Green Vietnamese book info page, you'll also see early reviews and reactions that make me blush like a ripe red chile pepper!
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