“Nhum” means “eat” in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. If you follow the 80 recipes in the Nhum cookbook, you’ll be eating healthy and delicious food according to Cambodia’s rich tradition of home cooking, including many dishes that are not available in restaurants.
This volume represents a new gold standard for Cambodian cookbooks, with recipes lovingly collected over years of interviews by Chef Nak, Cambodia’s first female celebrity chef. From succulent baked chicken with young jackfruit to steamed stone crab with glass noodles to a dessert of sticky rice with jackfruit wrapped in banana leaves, Chef Nak’s recipes will introduce you to a new culinary world. Nhum is stunningly illustrated with hundreds of pictures by photographer Nataly Lee, whose aesthetic appreciation of the flavors of her homeland is the perfect complement to Chef Nak’s recipes.
Chef Nak’s mission is to celebrate, develop, and preserve the art of Cambodian cuisine and bring its unique flavors and rich culinary culture to the world stage. Distinct from the better-known food of its neighbors, Cambodian cuisine boasts its own impressive array of dishes and flavors.
Join Chef Nak to celebrate the exquisite cuisine of her ancient homeland.