Kim Thuy, author, cookbook author, great cook!
Class Type: Combination Hands On and Demo Class
Price: $110 per person - includes a copy of Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen !
Availability: Sold Out - Waitlist Available
Join us for a special edition of Vietnamese Cooking with special guest instructor, Kim Thuy!
Born in Saigon in 1968, Kim Thúy 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 is also the award-winning author of Ru, Vi, and Mãn. She lives in Montreal where she has devoted herself to writing.
Between careers as a lawyer and an acclaimed novelist, Kim Thúy ran a celebrated restaurant called Ru de Nam in Montreal. Now, 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. Welcoming us into her close-knit circle, she introduces us to her mother and five aunts, each with her own secrets and stories, told through the food of the country they had to leave, Vietnam.
Kim says that Vietnamese often display their affection more easily with food than with words. This exquisite book deliciously demonstrates that every meal is an opportunity to show love, and to be grateful for those who sit down to eat with us.
As a crossroads for travelers and traders between Burma, Indonesia, India, China and Thailand, Vietnam has developed a cuisine that's been influenced by the cooking traditions of all those countries as well as those of France.