Beginning with a scene-setting journey to the author's childhood home, the book then provides a detailed account of relevant ingredients, equipment, techniques, and sauces and pastes (many based on soy beans and red pepper). Over 175 recipes follow for a wide range of everyday and special-occasion dishes, from rice and cereal specialties, including an intriguing fried rice with chicken, mushrooms, and kimchi; to fresh salad and vegetable dishes such as Sautéed Spring Garlic; to barbecued specialties like Fried Beef Ribs; to desserts and confections. A chapter on celebratory dishes, such as the extraordinary, multi-ingredient Celestial Hot Pot, is balanced by a homey section on stews and dishes such as Braised Pork Spareribs. Throughout, Hepinstall offers asides that place the food in its cultural context, variations, and technical information. With an illuminating section on tea and other drinks, the book makes an exciting introduction to a kind of cooking Westerners can now prepare and enjoy at home. --Arthur Boehm
I'm korean, and reading through this book, I'm too daunted to make it.
The recipes seem complex and more time consuming than I'm willing to spend for every day cooking.
My paternal grandparents immigrated to the USA from Korea. Every Sunday we ate dinner with them and it was always Korean. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Thompson
Purchased it for Korean exchange student. Very detailed and would be great for english speaking cook. Very hard to understand for Korean student. I enjoyed the book and dishes.Published 7 months ago by Pat
I got this cookbook for my daughter. My Korean wife died 2 years ago and my family really misses the great Korean dishes. Read morePublished 8 months ago by D. Voirol
Purchased this book because it had some pretty good reviews. I would prefer if the book had pictures in it.Published 10 months ago by Hillsong Melody
It's a great book and the few recipes I did try were all delicious. The problem was that some of the ingredients are difficult to find. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Pat
I bought this book long time ago because it had the picture of a Korean lady wearing a traditional Korean dress. Once I received this book I was greatly disappointed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by loveasian
A review here or there complains this is 'not a cookbook' because it does not have colour pictures....
Forget that criticism. This IS a cookbook. Read more
I found the recipes fairly easy to prepare. Most of the ingredients are readily available in my local Korean market. Will use this book for many of my Korean food cravings.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer