An irresistible mix of memoir, cultural history and cookbook.
New Fruit From Old Seeds is the story of Lien Yeoman's incredible journey from Vietnam to Australia and of the amazing dishes she encountered and prepared along the way. Lien Yeoman's restaurant, Green Papaya, has been a Brisbane institution for years. Every night it is packed to the rafters with diners eager to sample the fresh, exciting tastes of the countless Vietnamese dishes she learned from her mother as a young child in North Vietnam and now cooks to perfection in another country. But when Lien first arrived in Australia in the 60s, meat and three veg was the order of the day and soy sauce was considered the height of exotic cuisine! Green Papaya: New Fruit From Old Seeds is the story of how Lien came to seduce Australia with her food - how her adopted country's tastes changed radically in a dramatically short period of time, and how she changed along with them as she was exposed to new influences and a world of possibilities. Her journey is at once an inspiring personal odyssey, a fascinating cultural and gastronomic history of Vietnam, and a lavish collection of the Green Papaya's most mouth-watering recipes.
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Edition Number: 1