Charles Phan’s New Cookbook Goes On (Pre-)Sale

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It's due on shelves in late September. Photo: Amazon

Slanted Door chef and burgeoning restaurant-empire owner Charles Phan has a pair of new cookbooks coming out from Ten Speed Press, the first of which gets released this September and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. It's called Vietnamese Home Cooking, and it focuses on classic Vietnamese dishes, organized by technique, with a couple of Slanted Door's signatures in there including Phan's famed Shaking Beef. As Jessica Battilana, who helped Phan with the writing and recipe testing tells us, the thrust of this book is "really just to get people to cook Vietnamese food at home, to master these techniques and to familiarize themselves with the flavor profiles that are so integral to Vietnamese food." Meanwhile, Phan is working on a second book, due out at a later date, which will be the official Slanted Door Cookbook. [Grub Street]