Slow Noodles Book Set (ft. Author Chantha Nguon)
Bibliophiles, we have an extraordinary treat just for you!
We are delighted to collaborate with Algonquin Books to present the premiere of Chantha Nguon's memoir, "Slow Noodles" in a limited edition noodle and book set. This poignant narrative unfolds the tale of a Cambodian refugee, highlighting the themes of tragedy, triumph, and the healing power of food that enabled her to overcome adversities.
Indulge in your favorite noodles, and prepare yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions as you immerse in this captivating story and the inspiring journey of the author. Get ready to laugh, cry, and savor every moment of this beautiful narrative.
Each Set includes:
- One hardcopy of Slow Noodles (retail value $29)
- One recipe card featuring Chantha's "Kuy Teav," a pork noodle soup
- 4-5 instant noodle packs (including the author's fave MAMA brand)
- One 4oz bottle artisan hot sauce by Cambodian-American owned, Yeak Inc.
- One matching melamine bowl + spoon set
- One set of bamboo chopsticks
- Donation to Stung Treng Women’s Development Center, Chantha's foundation dedicated to empowering Cambodian women through entrepreneurship
Note: Orders will be shipped starting February 21st. The first 10 orders will include a complimentary bottle of Son Fish Sauce or 16oz rice noodle packet.
Book Description (excerpt from Hachette Book Group):
Chantha Nguon recounts her life as a Cambodian refugee who loses everything and everyone—her home, her family, her country—all but the remembered tastes and aromas of her mother’s kitchen. She summons the quiet rhythms of 1960s Battambang, her provincial hometown, before the dictator Pol Pot tore her country apart and killed more than a million Cambodians, many of them ethnic Vietnamese like Nguon and her family.
Through it all, re-creating the dishes from her childhood becomes an act of resistance, of reclaiming her place in the world, of upholding the values the Khmer Rouge sought to destroy, and of honoring the memory of her beloved mother, whose “slow noodles” approach to healing and cooking prioritized time and care over expediency.
Slow Noodles is an inspiring testament to the power of food to keep alive a refugee’s connection to her past and spark hope for a beautiful life.
To learn more about Chantha Nguon and her journey, please follow along here.