The PHO Cookbook: Easy Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles by Andrea Nguyen is not just a cookbook for soup. As Nguyen mentions in her book, pho actually refers to both the soup and the noodles in the soup. For this reason, there are recipes for noodle salads and other noodle delicacies, such as "Deep-Fried Pho Noodles". Those who are looking for soup recipes will not be disappointed, though. Nguyen has recipes for both novice and experienced cooks and provides lists of ingredients that are easy to find or provides substitutions and guides on where to find the ingredients. There are very traditional recipes for Beef or Chicken pho and more creative recipes, such as lamb and rotisserie chicken pho. Both meat-eaters and vegetarians alike will rejoice that they will be included, as this book contains ideas on how to use ingredients like Gardein to create meat-like soups. I appreciated the variety of recipes that this book contained and bookmarked several that I plan on trying in the very near future. There are even recipes for Vietnamese-style coffee and some pho-inspired cocktails. I also appreciated that the soup's history is outlined in the book and the guide on how to properly pronounce "pho" (so many people mispronounce this word). The pictures in the book were beautiful and made my mouth water. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Vietnamese cooking, international cuisine, healthy cooking and soup cookbooks.
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