Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream by Tung Nguyen and Katherine Manning and Lyn Nguyen

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  • ISBN 10 1797202243
  • ISBN 13 9781797202242
  • Published Mar 16 2021
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 224
  • Language English
  • Edition Illustrated
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Chronicle Books

Publishers Text

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 a harmony in their contrasts—a harmony embodied in the restaurant's signature mango and peppercorns sauce.