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Luke Nguyen, acclaimed owner and chef of the Sydney restaurant 'The Red Lantern', returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam.

Luke Nguyen was born in 1978 in Thailand, shortly after his parents fled Vietnam as boat people. After spending some time in a Thai refugee camp, his family eventually settled in Sydney, Australia. Luke is the chef and owner of the award-winning Vietnamese restaurant, red lantern, and is the author of the bestselling book, secrets of the red lantern and songs of sapa. In his spare time, Luke hosts 13-day culinary discovery trips to Vietnam.