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Food Tribe

Jun 11, 2021

Today on the show I’m speaking to Vietnamese cook, author, food photographer, and stylist Uyen Luu.

A few years ago, I went to one of Uyen’s supper clubs she hosts in East London, I fell in love with her food and I've been a fan of hers ever since. Now, lucky for us she’s just launched her new book called Vietnamese - Simple Vietnamese food to cook at home. And it’s a beauty!  

As it so often is with beautiful food made from the heart, there’s a bigger story behind why it’s there and what it means to its maker. For Uyen, coming over to the UK as an immigrant when she was a little girl, meant food was about more than just the food - it’s been a bridge to home, a daily link to what was left behind, something real that can be touched and tasted and shared.  

And she’s been so generous in sharing her comforting home dishes with us, all wrapped up in one pretty pink book.

We chat about her new book, about Vietnamese food culture, about her and her family’s journey of moving over to London and making a new home here, and what led her from a career in film and fashion, to food. 

I hope you enjoy this conversation with the wonderful Uyen Luu.