About the Author
Born in Vietnam and raised in Thailand, Mai Pham came to the U.S. with her family in 1975. After working as a television reporter for several years, she decided to pursue a career she truly loves—cooking. Today, in addition to being chef and owner of the award-winning Lemon Grass Restaurants and Lemon Grass Cafes in Sacramento, California, Mai teaches Southeast Asian cooking. She is married to Trong Nguyen, founder of the Northern California-based La Bou Bakery/Cafe chain.