This warm, evocative celebration of Korean food features more than 100 authentic recipes alongside fascinating historical morsels and personal remembrances. Lee's passion for the foods of her native land is rendered vividly in reminiscencesof early morning mountain hikes followed by soothing chicken soup with rice, or the cozy hum of activity in her mother's kitchen before a celebrationthat bring Korean cuisine richly to life.
These enchanting narratives are the perfect prelude to the dishes themselves: the fragrant medley of Seafood Hot Pot, the intensely spiced Fire Meat, the scrumptious nuttiness of Sweet Spiced Rice, and a host of others. The dishes here cover all parts of the Korean menurice specialties; soups and hot pots; seafood, meat, and poultry dishes; desserts and snacks; side dishes; and more.
Eating Korean reveals how delightfully easy Korean dishes can be to prepare at home. Many hot pots and soups, for instance, can be on the table in less than half an hour of cooking time. Spicy, flavor-rich marinades, made with just a handful of ingredients, offer deliciously simple alternatives for barbecuing chicken, beef, and ribs. Quick, trouble-free preparations make the dishes in these pages ideal for any meal, from family dinner to holiday feast. The fact that Korean ranks among the world's healthiest cuisines makes it even more enticingand not just for special occasions.
Lee also offers illuminating insight into Korean eating traditionsetiquette, essential foods, and key ingredients. A full chapter is devoted to the customs and foods of holidays and celebrations, including New Year, Harvest Festival, birthdays, and weddings. The book's 65 photographs and illustrationsof Korea's food markets and countryside, its bountiful tables and traditional celebrationsround out this captivating portrait.
In its beguiling presentation of a cuisine and culture that are at once wonderfully exotic and remarkably accessible, Eating Korean inspires us to explore the eye-catching, mouthwatering delights of the Korean table in our own kitchens.
This is an excellent introduction to Korean cuisine. This cookbook is not just a collection of recipes without context, it also provides plenty of cultural grounding for the meals... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nathalie Lauze
This book is filled with this author's childhood stories which are wonderful, but the author admitted that this cookbook is a fast cooking recipe cookbook and not a traditional... Read morePublished 10 months ago by loveasian
My wife and I love Korean food. She has been cooking Korean almost non-stop for about 4 months now. We even make our own kimchi. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Coderpitt
I picked up this book because my hubby is American Born Korean...loves Korean food. He felt that you need the Korean characters to properly read the recipes. Read morePublished 19 months ago by penname
This cookbook was great at explaining Korean dishes. Not only what is involved in making the dish but if it was related to a holiday. Read morePublished 21 months ago by shkml28
This cookbook not only teaches you how to cook Korean food but is also entertaining as well. Yes, it may not be a book on all things Korean, but it gives you the essential and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by doeeyedgrl
there are many recipes and easy to follow, nice stories about her childhood and family. The only thing that would have made this book better is to have pictures of the final... Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by platinumpalms
If you like slow cooked meat dishes and hotpots, this book has some wonderful ones in it. I do agree however there is far too much waffle in here, replace the anecdotes with some... Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by D B Crisp