Visiting the best spots with The Pho Cookbook’s Andrea Nguyen
by Robert Sietsema May 15, 2017, 1:06pm EDT
It is often my pleasure to welcome food writers from elsewhere to New York, and arrange to conduct them on culinary tours. In many cases these jaunts cover the subject the writers specialize in, cramming many restaurants into a few hours of concentrated eating. Thus it was that I recently took Northern California-based Andrea Nguyen, author of The Pho Cookbook on a tour devoted to the Vietnamese noodle soup. It’s her fifth cookbook with Ten Speed Press, along with Into the Vietnamese Kitchen and The Banh Mi Handbook. Freelance photographer Ariana Lindquist came along.