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Beard on Books

Thu, October 20, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Beard House
Price: $20 for non-students (suggested donation) Phone: 212.627.2308
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Helene An

House of An Restaurant Group, Beverly Hills, CA; Costa Mesa, CA; San Francisco, CA; and Santa Monica, CA

Jacqueline An

An: To Eat – Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen

Few successful restaurant groups have as complex and intriguing of a backstory as the House of An does. Now the matriarch of the restaurant empire, Helene An’s life took her from the luxurious highs of French Colonial Vietnam to the lows of life as a refugee, a journey explored by her daughter Jacqueline in their new cookbook, An: To Eat. Featuring one hundred recipes highlighting the signature Vietnamese–Californian cuisine that has made the restaurant group the talk of the town, An: To Eat offers readers a taste of home cooking informed by multi-generational family history

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Beard on Books is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided bySarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.