Charles Phan

Charles Phan fled Vietnam with his family during the fall of Saigon when he was just a boy. But he didn’t leave behind his love of Vietnamese cuisine. The award-winning chef and owner of The Slanted Door restaurant joins us to talk about his new book, “Vietnamese Home Cooking.” He also shares secrets of creating high-end ethnic cuisine, and how he stays true to his roots in the kitchen.

Charles Phan, executive chef and owner of The Slanted Door Group, which now includes Out the Door, Heaven's Dog and the Wo Hing General Store, and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in California in 2004

  • FayNissenbaum

    Can Charles comment on and explain why so many of today’s restaurants create rooms so loud that you cannot hear your dining companion to carry on a conversation? The Slanted Door is not like that, so what’s with the loud trend?

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