The Slanted Door by Charles Phan is amazing. So many recipes can be boring with few photographs and that always upsets me because I adore visuals. I devoured this book from the pictures, the back story, the recipes, and the techniques shared. I can honestly say that I will be giving this book to other home cooks it is that demonstrative and not at all scary to try. I'm ready to become a better cook of vietnamese food with the guidance of this magical recipe book. It is by far the most beautiful collection of images and recipes I have seen in a long time. I can only hope that he will create more books to collect. I recieved this book from Blogging For Books for this review and all opnions are my own.