Join the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. Tung Nguyen and Katherine Manning will do a cooking demonstration of one of the recipes in their book, Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream. Best for ages 19 yrs.+
Kathy Manning is a native of the American Midwest. She and Tung founded and owned Hy Vong, a Vietnamese restaurant on 8th Street that won many culinary awards. She resettled Vietnamese refugees in 1975 and has travelled to Vietnam on five occasions. In 1994 she was the first American that the Vietnamese government allowed to stay within the countryside in Dien Ban, Quang Nam Vietnam (Tung’s home province).
At the fall of Saigon in 1975, recognizing that her life was in danger, Tung Nguyen jumped onto a refugee boat bound for America. Tung arrived in the US, didn’t speak English, and was soon to realize that she was pregnant. Upon arrival in the US, Tung met Kathy and four years later they opened Hy Vong restaurant in Miami, which won many awards for its authentic Vietnamese food.
For the 2023 Local Author Book Fair schedule of events and a list of participating authors, please visit www.mdpls.org/author-fair.
AGE GROUP: | Older Adults (55+) | Adult (19+) |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Performances & Presentations | In-Person | Author Event |
TAGS: | Local Author Book Fair | Cooking Demonstration |
|Mon, Mar 27||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||9:30AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||Closed|