This sauce was made in small batches in Nguyen’s kitchen using local ingredients in New York City. The label includes an excerpt from Phong Nha, the Making of an American Smile, and is letterpress printed on marbled paper
This is edition number 17 of 70. The Center for Book Arts has two copies. The second copy is number 22 of 70.
The label reads: "A sauce by Tammy Nguyen made of lemon leaves, cilantro, mint, salt, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar, pepper, and chili.
"Keep cool, use quickly, and spread sparingly on simple foods such as noodles, rice, and boiled chicken.
"This concoction was inspired by 'cheo', a sauce from the Quang Binh Province in Vietnam where the Phong Nha Karst is located. Consider this jar a book that tells of memories of traveling to those caves and imagining what took place there."