Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Quick and Easy Korean Cooking: More Than 70 Everyday Recipes (Gourmet Cook Book Club Selection) Paperback – March 25, 2009
|New from||Used from|
Up to 50% Off Select Young Adult Books
Feel the romance, solve a mystery, jump into an unworldly place, and more with this selection of books up to 50% off for a limited time. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Julie Toy is a Los Angeles-based photographer.
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
There is a fair representation of recipes from the familiar like korean barbecued beef ribs, to the unusual like black rice porridge. If you are looking for the definitive tome on korean cooking, this is not the book. But if you are a beginner and/or just looking for new recipes to broaden your weeknight repertoire, this book will more than do justice in introducing simple but authentic korean flavors.
Overall, a great book that delivers what the title promises!
The noodle dishes are diverse and tasty as are the rice dishes. There is a recipe for Spicy Sashimi Rice that is particularly appetizing. Amongst desserts there are Poached Asian Pear, Chilled Cinnamin-Ginger Tea, an absolutely beautiful Watermelon Punch and a Lemon-Ginger Martini known as a soju cocktail, which is made from a distilled liquor made from potatos or yams. The combinations of flavors amongst the 70 recipes in this book is amazingly eclectic. Each recipe averages between 8 and 10 ingredients so they truly are light recipes. Something else that is attractive to a busy cook is that they are very easy to prepare and do not take long, most of them taking about 10-20 minutes of preparation.
I cannot imagine an easier introduction to this fascinating cuisine.Read more ›
There's a nice variety of recipes here. The barbecued pork ribs are wonderful -- I served them with the green onion pancakes, also very tasty. I guess I'm lucky: I live in an area where there are a number of Asian markets, and most supermarkets have an excellent international foods section, so finding the ingredients for these dishes isn't an issue. You might find you need to substitute -- you won't get exactly the same flavors or results, but you'll probably come close enough.
I'm giving this five stars because it succeeds at its intended purpose: a well presented collection of simple recipes that allow a home cook to experience Korean foods without heading for a Korean restaurant.
This is actually part of a series Chronicle Books has been putting out for some years that, as far as I can tell, began with Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking and mostly focuses on Asian cuisine. It's not a deep introduction; while it's perfectly readable, it doesn't go into deep history or tell many of the stories behind the dishes (which among other things leads to no acknowledgement of the obvious similarities between gimbap and sushi). But it does give all the basics of a Korean meal, with a selection of typical and fairly simple recipes with lots of gorgeous food photography, including a half dozen or so different types of the ubiquitous kimchi (spicy pickled vegetables).
I'm a little concerned about the value for price; for what Chronicle is charging for their books these days, this would be fine for a hardcover, but it seems like even allowing for inflation over the last couple of years their cover price is a little high. If you don't have any books on Korean food, this is a great way to get into it; just make sure you buy it at a discount.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although I've only had this cookbook for a couple of days, I've already cooked a couple of the recipes. First let me say that this isn't 100% traditional Korean food. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mcrenegade
I love this book! It always inspires me to learn more about Korean cooking. The pictures are beautiful - very high quality.Published 6 months ago by Lisa Lynn
I'll go in a list-bullet style
-Quality of book is great glossy-ish finish on book
-Seems like it can take a beating from a lot of use
The... Read more
Wonderful recipes and easy to follow, great addition to our kitchen!Published 13 months ago by Andrew T Frye