Synopses & Reviews
A complete course on Korean cuisine for the home cook by the YouTube star and the worldand#39;s foremost authority on Korean cooking
Her millions of fans compare her to Julia Child. An Internet sensation, Maangchi has won the admiration of home cooks and chefs alike with her trademark combination of good technique and good cheer as she demonstrates the vast and delicious cuisine of Korea. In Maangchiandrsquo;s Real Korean Cooking, she shows how to cookand#160;all the countryandrsquo;s best dishes, from few-ingredient dishes (Spicy Napa Cabbage) to those made familiar by Korean restaurants (L.A. Galbi, Bulgogi,and#160;Korean Fried Chicken) toand#160;homey one-pots like Bibimbap.
For beginners, there are dishes like Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup and Seafood Scallion Pancake. Maangchiand#160;includes a whole chapter of quick, spicy, sourand#160;kimchis and quick pickles as well. Banchan, or side dishes (Steamed Eggplant, Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Seasoning Sauce, and refreshing Cold Cucumber Soup) are mainstays of the Korean table and can comprise a meal.
With her step-by-step photosandmdash;800 in allandmdash;Maangchi makes every dish a snap. A full glossary, complete with photos, explains ingredients. Throughout, Maangchi suggests substitutions where appropriate and provides tips based on her readersandrsquo; questions.
andquot;YouTubeand#39;s Korean Julia Child
--The New York Times
andquot;In this delightful collection, [Maangchi] showcases the variety and breadth of Korean cooking... She begins by detailing typical Korean meals, with ever-present rice and kimchi served in a multitude of ways. She also provides comprehensive ingredient and equipment lists that help orient first timers...and#160;and#160;Side dishes steal the show, including braised beef in soy sauce, stir-fried kale with soybean paste, blanched spinach with scallions and sesame, and stir-fried pork... Maangchi has written an essential cookbook for anyone who wants to learn to prepare authentic Korean cuisine.andquot;and#160;
andquot;Maangchi is an amazing source for authentic Korean recipes that are easilyand#160;and thoroughly explained for professional and amateur cooks alike. Her passion forand#160;Korean food and her pursuit of culinary excellence have inspired meand#160;and many others.andquot;
andmdash;Hooni Kim, chef, Danji
Imagine sitting down to a sumptuous and fragrant dinner of Dumpling Soup with Rice Cakes after a long day of work. And a hot summer afternoon just begs for a picnic basket stocked with Chilled Cucumber Soup, delicate Chicken Skewers with Green Onions, and Seaweed Rice Rolls. Using ingredients that are readily available and techniques already familiar to home cooks, these Korean specialties can easily be dinner any night of the week. With appetizers and snacks, soups and hot pots, side dishes, entrees, rice, noodles, and a whole chapter devoted to kimchi, Quick and Easy Korean Cooking will bring new flavors to the dinner table.
A complete course on Korean cuisine for the home cook by the YouTube star and worldand#39;s foremost authority on Korean cooking
About the Author
MAANGCHI (andquot;Hammerandquot; in Korean) was born and raised in South Korea, where she learned the fundamentals of home cooking from her relatives. A former counseler for victims of domestic violence and movie extra, sheandnbsp;is the founder-owner ofandnbsp;maangchi.com,andnbsp;the topandnbsp;online destination for Korean cooking. She also has her own YouTube channel and is a member of its partnership program.andnbsp;