Andrea Nguyen is an author, teacher, and consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Born in Vietnam, she came to the United States at the age of six. She has written six cookbooks: Vietnamese Food Any Day, Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, The Banh Mi Handbook, Asian Dumplings, Asian Tofu and The Pho Cookbook, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for the Best Single Subject Book. She also edited Unforgettable, a biography cookbook about culinary icon Paula Wolfert. Andrea's food writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Lucky Peach, and Cooking Light.