Tracey lister

Australian chef Tracey Lister knows how to shop, cook and eat in Vietnam and through her successful cooking school, the Hanoi Cooking Centre hear the capital’s famous old quarter, she follows her passion to promote Vietnamese food in all its facets.

Tracey started to develop a deep appreciation of Vietnamese cuisine more than a decade ago when she helped to set up KOTO, a grassroots social enterprise training street kids in cooking and serving. She has been exploring the local fare at street stalls, private kitchens and fine dining restaurants ever since, talking to vendors, home cooks and professional chefs.

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Tracey has written three comprehensive cookbooks on Vietnamese cuisine with her writer/husband Andreas Pohl. She shares her extensive knowledge and expertise on the food of Vietnam through cooking classes and in 2018 will take you on her inaugral culinary tour of Vietnam.

For more about Tracey:

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