Luke Nguyen's FranceA Gastronomic Adventure Written by Luke Nguyen


Luke Nguyen’s France follows acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen as he discovers the flavors, ingredients, and dishes of France that have influenced Vietnamese cooking. From classics to traditional recipes with a modern twist, Luke meets chefs and locals along his journey, learning the secrets behind these one hundred much-loved French dishes and their regional specialties. 

Alongside French classics such as Niçoise salad and gâteau Basque, Luke shares his own interpretations of French-Vietnamese fusion food: from Vietnamese steak tartare and salt-and-pepper squid to crispy-skin chicken with master stock and pan-fried baby sole. Filled with beautiful location and food photography throughout, and complemented by a stunning design that is signature to Luke’s books, Luke Nguyen’s France celebrates the flavors of these two cuisines with exciting, inspired recipes.

Luke Nguyen is a renowned Vietnamese-Australian chef, best known for his television series Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong, and more recently, Luke Nguyen’s France. Luke has trained with a number of respected chefs before opening one of Sydney’s most acclaimed restaurants, The Red Lantern. Luke has written five cookbooks with tie-ins to his shows, including Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong and The Food of Vietnam.