The Vietnamese with Kenneth Nguyen

Ep. #102 English - Andrea Nguyen - James Beard award-winning author, cooking teacher, and consultant

November 5, 2021

A federal bank examiner gone astray, Andrea Nguyen is living out her dream of writing impactful books, telling stories through food, and teaching others how to cook well. Named one the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time by Epicurious, she has written six acclaimed cookbooks that have garnered multiple award nominations.

In 2018, Andrea’s The Pho Cookbook received a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award and Unforgettable, the biography cookbook about Paula Wolfert that she edited, won a 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals award. Her sixth cookbook, Vietnamese Food Any Day, was spotlighted by the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Eater and many others as one of the best cookbooks of 2019.

A new Vietnamese cookbook will be released in 2023. Andrea’s work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, EatingWell, Lucky Peach and Better Homes and Gardens. She serves as a contributing editor of Food and Wine and vice chair of the advisory board of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

The History Channel’s Families that Fed America featured her in a pilot episode. She is a regular guest on the Splendid Table, Milk Street Radio, among other podcast and radio programs.

She publishes Vietworldkitchen.com, a major hub for Asian cooking, and maintains a robust social media presence.

Twitter: @aqnguyen

Instagram: andreanguyen88

Website: Vietworldkitchen.com

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