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September 25, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online event
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Chef Andrea Nguyen chopping green onions
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Cooking Demonstration: Mastering Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls, with Chef Andrea Nguyen

Friday, September 25, 2020

Learn how to make delicious rice paper rolls like a pro, with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Andrea Nguyen!

Refreshing, inviting Vietnamese rice paper rolls make a great snack or one-dish meal. The problem is this: gathering the ingredients and manipulating the rice paper can be tricky, if you are unfamiliar with Vietnamese cooking. 

Want to figure out your own path to deliciousness? Join Andrea Nguyen, a James Beard-award winning cookbook author and cooking instructor, for this online cooking class that will focus on making shrimp and mango rice paper rolls (g?i cu?n tôm xoài) and nu?c ch?m dipping sauce.

Andrea will discuss key ingredients and demonstrate key techniques, particularly how to manipulate and craft handsome rice paper rolls. 

Want to cook along? Download the ingredient and equipment list, and join us from home!

About Andrea Nguyen
A federal bank examiner gone astray, Andrea Nguyen is living out her dream of writing impactful books and teaching others how to cook well. She authored The Pho Cookbook, a 2018 James Beard Award winner and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and edited Unforgettable, the biography cookbook about Paula Wolfert that won a 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals award. Her sixth cookbook, Vietnamese Food Any Day, has been spotlighted by the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Eater, Epicurious, Library Journal, NPR and many others as one of the best cookbooks of 2019. 

Andrea has contributed content to publications such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Lucky Peach, Better Homes and Gardens, and Food and Wine. She co-founded the Food Media Lab at the San Francisco Cooking School and serves on the advisory board of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

This free event received partial funding support from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.