Andrea Nguyen

Andrea Nguyen, M.A., is a bank examiner gone astray who’s living her childhood dream of being an award-winning food writer and teaching people how to cook well. Her impactful books, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, Asian Dumplings, Asian Tofu, The Banh Mi Handbook, and The Pho Cookbook (2018 James Beard Foundation award winner) have been recognized by the James Beard Foundation, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and National Public Radio for their excellence. Andrea also edited Unforgettable, a biography cookbook about culinary icon Paula Wolfert that won an IACP award in 2018.  Her latest work, Vietnamese Food Any Day, was released in February 2019 by Ten Speed Press/Random House. Andrea has contributed to publications such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Food and Wine, Lucky PeachSaveur, and Cooking Light.