Australian chef Tracey Lister knows how to shop, cook and
eat in Vietnam and through her successful cooking school, the Hanoi
Cooking Centre hear the capital's famous old quarter, she follows
her passion to promote Vietnamese food in all its facets.
Tracey started to develop a deep appreciation of Vietnamese cuisine more than a decadea go when she helped to set up KOTO, a grassroots social enterprise training street kids in cooking and serving. She has been exploring the local fare at street stalls, private kitchens and fine dining restaurants ever since, talking to vendors, home cooks and professional chefs.
Her husband, Andreas Pohl, works as a writer, researcher and educator and has a keen interest in Vietnam's culture and social history. Together, they have written two books on Vietnamese food, KOTO: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam (2008) and Vietnamese Street Food (2011).