Cambridge Cambodia School Project – The Cambridge Cambodia School Project 10-Year Anniversary Auction
Auction Ends: Nov 7, 2018 04:00 PM EST


Cambodian Culture: "Angkor's Children" DVD + Elephant Walk Cookbook

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Estimated Value
$100 USD
Opening Bid
$33 USD

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Item Description

Generously donated by filmmakers, Lauren Shaw and Paul Feinberg, "Angkor's Children" is a 2015 documentary film about Cambodia's cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women.

Paired with a signed copy of Longteine de Monteiro's Elephant Walk restaurant cookbook, this auction item is a bundle of Cambodian culture. 

This legendary cookbook is written by the chef-owner of Boston's renowned The Elephant Walk, which has been praised for its unique cuisine by such publications as Esquire, the New York Times, USA Today, and Travel & Leisure, The Elephant Walk Cookbook is a fascinating introduction to the lively and sophisticated flavors of Cambodia. In addition to showcasing Cambodia's foods, this cookbook tells the inspiring story of Longteine De Monteiro. The wife of a diplomat who was forced into exile after Pol Pot invaded Cambodia, De Monteiro escaped to France, where she established what may have been the first Cambodian restaurant in the Western world. She then moved to the United States and opened The Elephant Walk. Cambodian dishes feature a rich interweaving of cultural influences and fresh, light flavors. Some of the recipes in the book, like Catfish with Coconut Milk and Red Chilies, were created in the kitchens of Cambodian aristocrats, while others, like Stuffed Cabbage with Lemongrass, have simpler origins.

This softcover version of The Elephant Walk cookbook is no longer available for purchase online or otherwise. We are grateful to the de Monteiro family for their generous donation of cookbooks since their Cambridge restaurant closed. Hardback versions of this cookbook are available online for as much as $150. This donation is signed by Longteine de Monteiro and can be personalized to you. 

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