Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream
March 16, 2021
6.2 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Tung Nguyen, who fled Vietnam almost fifty years ago, cofounded the award-winning Hy Vong, a pioneering Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. She currently cooks for select pop-ups and catered events. Katherine Manning cofounded Hy Vong. She manages Hy Vong's pop-ups and catered events. Lyn Nguyen is Tung Nguyen's daughter. Before earning degrees from Harvard and Cornell, she helped wait tables at Hy Vong. She is the CEO and cofounder of Liquid Analytics, an artificial intelligence innovation firm. Elisa Ung is an award-winning writer, book collaborator, and editor. She was the restaurant critic and dining columnist for Northjersey.com and the (Bergen) Record in New Jersey, and a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Mango and Peppercorns is a touching and inspirational culinary journey into a fascinating culture and a cuisine that I adore. This incredible story about the dream of a refugee that fled Communist rule in Vietnam hit home for me. Her passion for food made her American dream come true. It's a story that one needs to savor and appreciate, along with the delicious recipes that are inspired by it." -Lidia Bastianich, Celebrity Chef and Public Television host