This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s International Cookbook Collection.
Hermit Poet’s notes:
The Food and Cooking of Korea By Young Jin Song is a large hardcover book, heavily illustrated by Martin Brigdale.
To familiarize the reader with the region, the beginning of the book is composed of an introduction of Korea’s regions, history, celebrations, and images from quotidian life. You will find information on Korean cuisine, food in daily life, as well as eating traditions and etiquette.
The next 30 pages display the many types of equipment and ingredients options, and basic recipes.
188 pages, with over 150 illustrated recipes, subdivided by food groups starting with everyone’s favorite ‘kimchi’.
Most recipes contain also ‘Cook’s tip’ and ‘variations’.
The recipes food group includes:
Street snacks & quick bites
Soups & broths
Rice & Noodles
Fish & Shellfish
Chicken, beef & Pork
Vegetables, salads & tofu
Sweets, cakes & drinks
Hermit Poet’s favorite recipes:
With a few changes to adjust to personal taste!
Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup | Page 107
I first enjoyed a version of this soup in Seoul. Once home I searched high and low trying to match the taste and this one is very close. Takes me back…
Korean Chive Sangchae | Page 221
Grilled Beef in Sweet Soy Marinade | Page 191
Food & Cooking of Korea
Young Jin Song (Author)
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Southwater (January 2, 2018)
- Language: English
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