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I am going to Vietnam on a Quest for Yummy Banh Mi and want to create a photo recipe story book to document this journey.
I am going to Vietnam on a Quest for Yummy Banh Mi and want to create a photo recipe story book to document this journey.
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My goal is create a cookbook called the Quest for Yummy Banh Mi with beautiful photos, recipes and stories from my trip to Vietnam.

Book sample (click photo below for more sample pages of the book):

Pre-order your book and support this project: $35 for PDF version, $50 for hard copy book.

Why a whole book about Banh Mi?

Not only does the Vietnamese sandwich, Banh Mi, represent a culinary ingenuity of fusion food - the combination of Vietnamese and French cooking techniques, it also appeals to the North American fast food culture. 

I plan on learning how to make and prepare each component of this delectable sandwich with local street vendors, home bakeries, families, restaurants and chefs and culinary schools.  I will be tracing the ingredients used back to home gardens, local markets, farms or wherever the trail leads me.  Each area will have their own versions of the banh mi, as well as different stories, twists on food, and people to get to know.

My narrow focus of understanding and documenting an everyday, staple, poor person's meal is indeed odd to comprehend to those used to Banh Mi as exactly that.  Banh Mi has become wildly accepted all over the world in recent years (New York, California, New Orleans, Sydney,  Melbourne, and London to name a few) and gaining more and more mainstream attention.  I hope to share with you the joy, excitement and satisfaction that I feel when making or eating Banh Mi through this book.

Ultimately, sharing my discoveries and understanding of a country through it's street food is the angle that I hope to master with my Quest of Yummy photo recipe story series.

Why you should help?

With your help, I can spend the time after my trip to put together this book and get it published.

Your support of $35 or more, you will receive a copy of my book electronically.  For $50, you'll get a copy of my book mailed to you as well as the soft copy.  

The funding duration on Kickstarter is the span of my trip to Vietnam.  You can follow my journey at http://banhmi.youcook.ca and I will be live updating on Kickstarter during my trip!

If there is interest in this book, this series can expand to other foods in other countries!

Thank you!!

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    Every dollar helps get me closer to publishing my book. You'll get a special THANK YOU from me on my Quest for Yummy Banh Mi blog.

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    A Quest for Yummy post card sent from Vietnam and signed by Thu.

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    A personalized THANK YOU postcard from Vietnam.

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    A collection of Quest for Yummy Banh Mi recipe cards and a personalized THANK YOU postcard from Vietnam.

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About $35

    An electronic copy (PDF) of the Quest for Yummy Banh Mi book, a collection of Quest for Yummy Banh Mi recipe cards and a personalized THANK YOU postcard from Vietnam.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About $50

    Both an electronic copy (PDF) and a HARDCOPY of the published Quest for Yummy Banh Mi book, a collection of Quest for Yummy Banh Mi recipe cards and a personalized THANK YOU postcard from Vietnam. Shipping in US/Canada is included. Outside of Canada/US, add $10

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About $75

    An 8x10 photograph limited print from my Quest for Yummy Banh Mi, an electronic copy (PDF) and a signed hardcopy of the published book, a collection of recipe cards and a personalized THANK YOU postcard from Vietnam. Shipping in US/Canada is included. Outside of Canada/US, add $10

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About $200

    All of the above: book, 8x10 print, recipe cards and postcard. Plus Thu is available to provide private Vietnamese cooking lessons in your house for the day. You will need to pay for the plane ticket and groceries.

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Funding period

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