Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

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Chronicle Books
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6.2 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Elisa Ung is an award-winning writer, book collaborator, and editor. She was the restaurant critic and dining columnist for and the (Bergen) Record in New Jersey, and a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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.

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.

"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

"This multinarrator memoir shines with the power of resilience, friendship, family, and food to bring together two women from different backgrounds and inspire them to build Hy Vong, an award-winning Vietnamese restaurant in Miami...a unique contribution to culinary literature that would be a great addition to a collection of food memoirs."- Library Journal