After releasing my second best-selling cookbook, “Banh Mi”, it seemed pretty obvious to make a tutorial about mastering the art of Vietnamese sandwich making. To get all the recipes visit http://amzn.to/QAguMO
Making a banh mi sandwich is really about using a bread roll (preferably a baguette), adding the filling of your choice, Vietnamese-style pickles, lime mayonnaise and quality butter. That’s pretty much it. If you want the recipe for each of the elements of a banh mi, check out my cookbook! There isn’t such a thing about a banh mi not being authentic in my opinion since it’s a fusion cuisine adaptation of the traditional jambon-beurre (French ham and butter baguette sandwich).
After the colonial period, only wealthy people could afford imported French goods. The organic response was to replicate the French dishes as closely as possible. The Vietnamese sought out and replaced the costly French ingredients they adored with local products. For example pickled carrots and daikon are a substitute for cornichons (the small pickles in the French sandwich).
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