Sally Fallon Morell
“Whether you are a seasoned home cook or a novice in the kitchen, The Nourishing Asian Kitchen is perfect for anyone looking to explore traditional Asian cooking. The recipes are easy to follow, and the author provides helpful tips and tricks throughout the book to help readers achieve the best results possible. Best of all, your family will readily come to the table to enjoy these delicious offerings.”
Best-Selling Author, Nourishing Traditions,
Dr. bill schindler
"Finally, an ethnic cookbook that truly celebrates the nourishing qualities of traditional diets! Through The Nourishing Asian Kitchen, Sophia Nguyen Eng empowers the home cook to rely upon ferments, broths, high-quality fats, and even offal to create authentically healthy dishes. This book is exactly what we need to help confront a global foodscape that has been cheapened by the industrial food system to the point that it is making us sick."
Author, Eat Like a Human:
Nourishing Foods and Ancient Ways of Cooking to Revolutionize Your Health
what better way to defund monsanto...
than with a great cookbook!
- JOEL SALATIN
World's most famous farmer, author, speaker
I believe that food is not just nourishment for the body, but also a source of healing and wellness. Our family's cookbook brings you on a culinary journey through the rich and diverse flavors of Asian cuisine, offering nutrient-dense recipes that promote health, vitality, and a deep connection to the traditions of the East.
With more than 100 delicious recipes that utilize whole foods, classic ferments, hearty broths, and healing herbs and spices, The Nourishing Asian Kitchen is an innovative approach to experiencing Asian cuisine while promoting nutritious, garden-to-plate, easy-to-make meals.
We blend traditional Asian flavors with a modern twist, making it easy to incorporate these dishes into your everyday life
Asian cooking has a history of using herbs, spices, and ingredients for their medicinal properties. Discover the wisdom of generations past.
Our recipes are carefully crafted to provide a powerhouse of nutrients, essential for your well-being.
Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Asian cultures through our recipes, stories, and cooking techniques.
Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, our cookbook offers recipes that are approachable and easy to follow.
“Having watched Sophia’s journey over the years, I’m not surprised at the professional detail and sheer culinary breadth of this marvelous book. Far more than a cookbook, The Nourishing Asian Kitchen brings the rich, authentic nourishing heritage of Asian foodcraft to all our tables. The theme is nutritional integrity; the result is health and delectable dining. Following this book’s recommendations will turn you into a menu superstar for your family and friends.”
Owner, of Polyface Farm; Author, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal,
Folks, This Ain't Normal
Shawn and Beth
“Let’s face it, we’re not going to effect positive changes in nutrition without corresponding appeals to our taste buds and our hearts. In this exciting book, Sophia Eng and her delightful family link wholesome, whole, and nutritious ingredients with pleasures for the palate and the warmth of tradition and community.
“A big ‘thank you’ to Sophia Eng and her lovely family for the consummation of this marriage between whole foods and the savory delights of traditional Asian cuisine. If you’ve sacrificed your favorite Eastern condiments on the altar of clean, additives-free food, take heart; Sophia Eng’s healthful and delicious recipes give them back to you, better than ever.”
Authors, The Independent Farmstead
Owners of Sow’s Ear Farm
We provide step-by-step instructions and handy tips to ensure your success in the kitchen.
Each recipe highlights the nutritional benefits and healing properties of the ingredients used.
Explore the culinary treasures of Asia, from the fragrant spices of Vietnam to the delicate tastes of Japan.
Enjoy stunning visuals that showcase the traditional beauty and intricacies of each dish.
Cate Shanahan, MD
“I have been waiting a long time for an author who unapologetically celebrates traditional flavors enjoyed across Asia using the familiar fresh ingredients we can find in any grocery store. Traditional food is health food, and Sophia Nguyen Eng invites the novice and the expert into a culinary adventure that encapsulates generations of healing knowledge. It is sure to bring joy and health to you and your family for years to come.”
New York Times Bestselling Author of Deep Nutrition and The FATBURN Fix
Jennifer McGruther, NTP
“The best recipes are often those handed down from parents to their children—the dishes you learn to cook in your mother’s and grandmother’s kitchen. Sophia Nguyen Eng brings that culinary heritage to the forefront in her gorgeous cookbook. The Nourishing Asian Kitchen is a beautiful celebration of flavor, family, and nutrient-dense cooking. Her Bun Bo Hue has become a fast favorite in our home.”
Author, The Nourished Kitchen, Vibrant Kitchen, and Broths & Stock
At Sprinkle with soil,
“What an extraordinary book! I’d say cookbook but this truly is so much more. Eng doesn’t just say ‘Here’s my food and gorgeous photographs,’ she takes us into the most intimate of places, her home, and shows us how we too can feed our families in ours. Packed not just with delicious and practical recipes, it also has important, and oft overlooked, advice on nutrition, sourcing, indigenous medicines, and closed loop systems.”
A first-generation Vietnamese American, Sophia Nguyen Eng left a successful Silicon Valley career in growth marketing to start a 5-acre permaculture mini farm in the Appalachian region of eastern Tennessee. Eng took a greater interest to better understand where her food comes from because it ties directly into health, and she wanted to provide the best for her family and community. While working in tech, Eng led successful growth marketing campaigns for startups and Fortune 500 companies like Workday, Autodesk, Smartsheet, and InVision, which led to opportunities to develop a certificate training program with CXL Institute and being a founder for the tech organization Women in Growth. A sought-after speaker, she has presented at Google HQ, GrowthHackers, and the global SaaStalk tech conferences, and uses her experiences and knowledge of food, farming and health to speak at regenerative agriculture conferences, including sharing the stage with Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm. Eng is also a Weston A. Price chapter leader and the founder of the website Sprinkle With Soil and the Call to Farms podcast. With her husband, Tim, she raises grass-fed dairy cows and beef cattle, laying hens, broilers, ducks, sheep, goats, turkeys, and grows a variety of produce for her multigenerational family and local community.