ATK Kids: Can you tell us your name and your job?
ATK Kids: What does a cookbook author do?
ATK Kids: To you, what is the most important part of writing a cookbook?
ATK Kids: In your cookbook The Pho Cookbook, you mention that you first tried pho at 5 years old, when you were living in Vietnam, and fell in love with it. Do you have other special food memories from your childhood?
ATK Kids: What is the first recipe that you learned how to cook?
ATK Kids: What makes Vietnamese cuisine so special?
ATK Kids: There are all sorts of delicious condiments used in Vietnamese cooking. If you could only use one, which would it be and why?
ATK Kids: If you had to live on a desert island for the rest of your life, what three foods would you bring?
ATK Kids: What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a more adventurous eater?
ATK Kids: What advice would you give an aspiring young chef?
This interview has been edited for clarity and length.