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Secrets From My Vietnamese Kitchen


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In this unique and inviting introduction to a vibrant cuisine, Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen offers more than 50 easy-to-make recipes from bestselling novelist and former restaurateur Kim Thoy. Seven extraordinary women, Kim joined by her mother and five aunts, share their stories and their culinary secrets, accompanied by stunning photographs, charming descriptions and evocative extracts from Kim's novels.

About the Author

Born in Saigon in 1968, KIM THeY left Vietnam with the boat people at the age of ten and settled with her family in Quebec. A graduate in translation and law, she has worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner, and commentator on radio and television. She lives in Montreal and devotes herself to writing.

SHEILA FISCHMAN is the award-winning translator of some 150 contemporary novels from Quebec. In 2008 she was awarded the Molson Prize in the Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a chevalier of the Ordre national du Quebec. She lives in Montreal.

MARIE ASSELIN is a food writer, translator, recipe developer, stylist, and culinary teacher who is based in Montreal.


"In her first cookbook, Kim combines her beautiful storytelling style with simple and wonderful recipes that are full of flavour: surprising yet comforting, and easy enough for every day." -CBC Books

"Kim Thuy's latest is her first cookbook, and yet it's also part memoir, inspiring the reader to devour it cover to cover - it's clear she's not only a cook, but a celebrated writer." -Julie Van Rosendaal, The Globe and Mail "Thuy's first cookbook is a tribute to all of the women in her life and a deep expression of how she expresses love through food." -Chatelaine

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