It probably doesn?t surprise you to know that Vietnamese cookbooks make up a fair share of my cookbook collection. I've been collecting them for decades, gleaning them not just for recipes and techniques, but also social history. That?s how I justify owning books written in English, Vietnamese, French, Chinese, and Japanese. (I can barely read Chinese characters and forget about Japanese!) Part of the original VWK website constructed in 2002 was a page with short recaps of English-language Vietnamese cookbooks that I owned. I pulled down the page when I switched to a blog format in 2007 because I didn?t think people were all that interested. No one seemed to notice until this year. Rick from the UK and another gal emailed about the list....
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