Southeast Asian Cookbook Diary on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

Award-winning author Andrew Pham hopes to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter for his project titled A Culinary Odyssey: My Cookbook Diary of Travels, Flavors, and Memories of Southeast Asia.

The book contains travel essays, photography, cultural tips and recipes spotlighting the countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia. The funds will be used to cover printing costs, distributing Kickstarter backers’ rewards, finishing elements of the book (photography and layout) and purchasing food and necessary props. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the cookbook diary–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “A Culinary Odyssey is only 40 recipes. It is a humble work from the heart, not an ambitious encyclopedic tome filled with dishes most readers will never cook. I have no desire to repeat what others have done. This is my personal collection of the best of the best–recipes I’ve cooked, refined, and enjoyed for decades, more times than I can recall. If you love Southeast Asian food, literature, travel, or even simply cheering for the underdog, please help me bring this vision to life by pledging and letting your friends know about this project.”

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