Author(s): Tracey Lister
Koto is an inspiring collection of recipes from throughout Vietnam. Arranged by region, the narrative weaves personal stories and history with a culinary appreciation of the markets, traditions and food of daily life in Vietnam. Koto features more than 80 delicious and authentic recipes, ranging from coconut prawns to chicken and lotus seed broth. The recipes are beautifully photographed, as are the people, foods and regions of Vietnam. A gorgeous and practical book for the keen home cook and armchair traveller alike.
Australian chef Tracey Lister knows how to shop, cook and eat in Vietnam. After 15 years in the Melbourne restaurant scene, Tracey took a two-year sabbatical in Hanoi, where she met Jimmy Pham, founder of Koto, a grass-roots charity that helps street kids through vocational training in cooking and serving. Tracey stayed on at Koto, setting up accredited training programs for the students. Tracey continues to work at Koto, travelling between Hanoi and Melbourne.