Charles Phan - The Slanted Door
In conversation with KQED's Thuy Vu
Ticket: $45 (includes book and food samples)
The long-awaited cookbook from The Slanted Door, James Beard award-winning chef Charles Phan’s beloved San Francisco Vietnamese restaurant.
Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has moved across town to the historic Ferry Building and has grown into a world-class dining destination. Its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is adored by diners, chefs, and critics alike. The Slanted Door is a love letter to the restaurant, its people, and its food, featuring stories and essays along with its most iconic recipes such as Seared Scallops with Vietnamese Beurre Blanc, Wok-Seared Eggplant with Satay Sauce, and Rack of Lamb with Tamarind Sauce. In addition to recipes, the book will include an extensive cocktail section, and essays on its esteemed wine program.
Charles Phan is the executive chef and owner of The Slanted Door family of restaurants. He received the James Beard Award for Best Chef California in 2004, and in 2011 was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s list of Who’s Who of Food in America.
Thuy Vu is a four-time Emmy award winning journalist, anchor and program host who’s covered everything from presidential debates to culinary creations. She currently hosts KQED Newsroom, an innovative multi-platform news analysis and interview program that digs deeper, taking audiences beyond the headlines and quick soundbites. The program is available on KQED television, radio and online.
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