For those who can't wait to flip through pictures and recipes in the book, he created a pinterest board with lots of eye candy (and bahn mi). To check out some delectable Charles Phan recipes, click here or be one of the first 5 to e-mail us and you will receive a free copy of Vietnamese Home Cooking. Standard contest rules apply. UPDATE: the contest is now closed.
Charles Phan, the chef/owner of The Slanted Door, is a legend in the San Francisco culinary world. In his new book Vietnamese Home Cooking, Phan shares his flavorful Vietnamese recipes and the key ingredients to creating successful Vietnamese food. One item that is essential to the fragrance and texture of his Vietnamese dishes is lemongrass. Phan dishes out advice on the best way to select lemongrass, telling his reader to avoid dry stalks, which are flavorless.