Travel to India and Vietnam and learn how the sophisticated cooking traditions and exotic spices of these countries make their regional cuisines so complex. In Hyderabad, India, discover the intricate process of cooking mutton biryani with a richly seasoned recipe that dates back to the 18th century. In the coastal city of Mangalore, experience the luxury of kane rawa, a spicy seafood delicacy made with a meat-eating fish. Then journey to Vietnam and learn the art of making chao, the country’s pungent version of pickled tofu. And enjoy an elegant lunch full of exotic fruits from the Mekong Delta. In the Gourmet test kitchen, editor in chief Ruth Reichl shares a quick recipe for Indian chicken vindaloo anyone can make and food editor Ian Knauer explains how to layer flavors to create a Vietnamese chicken and pineapple soup.