Andrea Nguyen Andrea Nguyen has more than 25 years of experience as a recipe developer, cookbook author, and food writer. She's written several award-winning cookbooks, including The Pho Cookbook. She also contributes regularly to newspapers such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other food publications. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.