Pho, Banh Xeo, and Soda Chanh, O-Mai! – VietNOLA – It’s New Orleans
Anybody who’s followed the New Orleans food scene over the past few years would likely have noticed the proliferation of Vietnamese restaurants across the city. Food that was once found only in Vietnamese enclaves on the West Bank or in the East is now found in restaurants, grocery stores, and even growing in gardens throughout the greater New Orleans area.
Local filmmaker/writer Suzanne Pfeferle sought to shed some insight on that trend with a documentary produced in 2012, and more recently with her just released book, Vietnamese Cuisine of New Orleans.
This week on VietNOLA, Suzanne visits with us about her new book, shares some insight about Vietnamese culture, and more specifically about a cuisine that spent many years under the radar, but has more recently become an important part of our New Orleans food culture.