The flavorful Vietnamese street food sandwich known as a banh mi begins with a healthy slice of baguette and quickly encompasses an array of fillings that can include spicy chicken, grilled pork, or wok-seared shrimp along with zippy pickles and sauces. Nguyen, whose Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and Asian Tofu are shining lights in their categories, is the kind of cook who loves to do it all herself, so her simple and appealing little book goes beyond standard filling goodies to include recipes for making your own banh mi-sized baguettes, citrusy cabbage pickles, and edamame pâté. In a rut? This will get you out.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.