"A Chef’s Quest to Preserve 
Cambodia’s Lost Flavors"
“Nhum” is a manual, a way to connect to their culinary history. And for cooks everywhere, it is a passport, 
a window seat next to Ms. Ros, a nimble ambassadorPreserve Cambodia’s Lost Flavors"

1# Worldwide Best Seller Khmer Cookbook

A Cambodian Chef piece together one of the world's most tastiest cuisine

FIRST TIME REVEALED IN THE US

Specialized historians talk about a "cultural gap."

What do you think when you hear Cambodia? It's no trap question, but if I had to guess, I would say you probably think of what happened in the 19s.

Throughout the world, Cambodia is unfortunately known for what happened.

And it makes sense.

Starvation, torture, 2 million people killed (1⁄5 of the population) - The world rarely knows such violence.

Among these horrors, few people know which one was the "silent killer."

The one who almost completely erased Cambodia from the map.

The one who leaves millions of survivors without reference.

The one who still causes misunderstanding in our time.

Who could be this silent killer?
     
Well, the former dictator responsible for these unprecedented events once said:

"If you want to kill the grass, you also have to kill the roots."

The undeniable silent killer among these horrors was the destruction of identity, traditions, and culture.

Banishment of all forms of difference

The devastation of cultural institutions

Books, history, recipes, burned.

1,000 years of one of the considered most rich cultures erased from planet earth in less than 4 years

Thus, what did it mean to be Cambodian after a period of such immeasurable loss?



Specialized historians talk about a "cultural gap."

What do you think when you hear Cambodia? It's no trap question, but if I had to guess, I would say you probably think of what happened in the 70s.

Throughout the world, Cambodia is unfortunately known for what happened.

And it makes sense.

Starvation, torture, 2 million people erased (1⁄5 of the population) - The world rarely knows such violence.

Among these horrors, few people know which one was the "silent killer."

The one who almost completely erased Cambodia from the map.

The one who leaves millions of survivors without reference.

The one who still causes misunderstanding in our time.

Who could be this silent killer?
     
Well, the former dictator responsible for these unprecedented events once said:

"If you want to kill the grass, you also have to kill the roots."

The undeniable silent killer among these horrors was the destruction of identity, traditions, and culture.

Banishment of all forms of difference

The devastation of cultural institutions

Books, history, recipes, burned.

1,000 years of one of the considered most rich cultures erased from planet earth in less than 4 years

Thus, what did it mean to be Cambodian after a period of such immeasurable loss?


I look for answers in food
(and what I found was unbelievable)

"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma.”

That's what the worldwide recognized cooking chef Anthony Bourdain said about food.

It resonated.

The best memory of one of the richest cultures in the world played in the cuisine, the food, the culinary culture.
But there was something
 hardly believable.
Every time my mother made something, it didn't matter how simple it was; the savors mysteriously stayed with me.

People also said that the old traditional Cambodian food was one of Asia's most exceptional and tastiest. (some also said it contained virtuous health properties.

So not only I wanted to discover my pre-war culinary culture, but I also wanted to discover THE 'mysterious' delicious cuisine that would contain virtuous health properties.

Then, my mission began.

Celebrate, develop, and preserve the art of Cambodian cuisine and bring its unique flavors and rich culinary culture to the world stage.

It required time traveling.

We needed to piece together recipes from a past time.

Our team spent years in the most backward provinces of Cambodia to meet and interview the surviving elderlies about this forgotten culinary culture.

It was a long, challenging, and harassing journey through the provinces (and through time)

But we succeeded in gathering 78 unique recipes from the pre-war culinary culture.

Following the mission, we compiled them in our self-published book called "Nhum." Which is now, above as a cookbook, considered as a historical record of 227 pages.

I look for answers in food
(and what I found was unbelievable)

"Food is everything we are. It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma.”

That's what the worldwide recognized cooking chef Anthony Bourdain said about food.

It resonated.

The best memory of one of the richest cultures in the world played in the cuisine, the food, the culinary culture.
But there was something hardly believable.
Every time my mother made something, it didn't matter how simple it was; the savors mysteriously stayed with me.

People also said that the old traditional Cambodian food was one of Asia's most exceptional and tastiest. (some also said it contained virtuous health properties.

So not only I wanted to discover my pre-war culinary culture, but I also wanted to discover THE 'mysterious' delicious cuisine that would contain virtuous health properties.

Then, my mission began.

Celebrate, develop, and preserve the art of Cambodian cuisine and bring its unique flavors and rich culinary culture to the world stage.

It required time traveling.

We needed to piece together recipes from a past time.

Our team spent years in the most backward provinces of Cambodia to meet and interview the surviving elderlies about this forgotten culinary culture.

It was a long, challenging, and harassing journey through the provinces (and through time)

But we succeeded in gathering 78 unique recipes from the pre-war culinary culture.

Following the mission, we compiled them in our self-published book called "Nhum." Which is now, above as a cookbook, considered as a historical record of 227 pages.
 "A Chef’s Quest to Preserve 
Cambodia’s Lost Flavors”

MAGICAL CAMBODIA
“Nak is a self-taught chef and entrepreneur who energetically
 is resurrecting Khmer food and introducing 
its glory to the rest of the world”

78 recipes.

We called it "time travel."

I did research work with historians and old villagers to end the very first story of each recipe. Each recipe includes its own little story. A traditional story of the recipes to understand why and how this dish is served

From succulent baked chicken with young jackfruit to steamed stone crab with glass noodles to a dessert of sticky rice with jackfruit wrapped in banana leaves, my recipes will introduce you to a new culinary world.

10,000 Proud clients.

It's unbelievable (and we are proud of it)

From the conception of this book until today, more than 10,000 proud customers have adopted the Nhum book and our cultural mission. 

10,000 Proud clients.

It's unbelievable (and we are proud of it)

From the conception of this book until today, more than 10,000 proud customers have adopted the Nhum book and our cultural mission. 

35 countries.

I can say the mission is (almost) a success.

The mission is to celebrate, develop, and preserve the art of Cambodian cuisine and bring its unique flavors and rich culinary culture to the world stage.

In less than 2 years, 35 countries adopted the Nhum cookbook to guide traditional Cambodian cuisine.

I said almost, as we have so much more to accomplish. 

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What is in
the book?

What is in the book?

All the 78 recipes are
waiting for you.

All the 78 recipes are 
waiting for you.

You saw a preview of 3 pages on the 230 pages containing 78 ancestral recipes premium paper script guide.

You will receive a complete paper book of about 230 pages. This book is in the English version and printed in Cambodia in one of the qualitative print factories.
You saw a preview of 3 pages on the 230 pages containing 78 ancestral recipes premium paper script guide.

You will receive a complete paper book of about 230 pages. This book is in the English version and printed in Cambodia in one of the qualitative print factories.
The best selling Khmer cookbook revealing 78 recipes from a forgotten time

NHUM - RECIPES FROM A CAMBODIAN KITCHEN

The gold standard for 
Cambodian cookbook
  •  78 traditional easy-to-make recipes guide adapted for everyone.
  • Specific Virtuous Health Properties for each recipe.
  • The first time revealed the unique story of villagers gathered in the book.
  • ​Premium perfect paper book printed in traditional Cambodia factor. 
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Low production book for the USA

Due to traditional printed factories in Cambodia, the published capacity is low, the stock too.

We have, for the moment, a few written premium books available and can be shipped in 72hrs.

(if we are out of stock, you will not be able to access the card, if it's possible, it seems we got a few left).

My personal message

Celebrate, develop, and preserve the art of Cambodian cuisine and bring its unique flavors and rich culinary culture to the world stage.

This is our mission.

Finally appearing in the United States and Australia is definitely a huge milestone for us.

So, to all my Khmer friends and food lovers around the globe, I sincerely hope you will enjoy this book and find the answers you are looking for.
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