- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press; Later Printing Used edition (May 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8973002996
- ISBN-13: 978-8973002993
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Korean Mother's Cooking Notes Paperback – May 1, 1997
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Top Customer Reviews
I've used recipes from all the cookbooks but "A Korean Mother's Cooking Notes" is my "go to" cookbook. I've had Korean students reduced to tears because these recipes are so close to their own mother's cooking. At the very first I thought my cooking was bad but they explained to me that it was because it was so authentic. I've even had students request to stay in my house because the food here was so good. What better recommendation is there than that!
My favorite recipes (English titles) are:
Meat Ball Soup
Beef Boiled in Soy Sauce
Potatoes Boiled in Sauce
Chicken in Sauce (a popular student favorite)
Broiled Pork (a party favorite)
White Korean Radish Strips
Mixed Vegetable - Chapch'ae - my all time favorite but I use less bellflower root
Pre-Cut Cabbage Kimchi
It's a shame that this book is out of print. I'm convinced that with a few updates it would compete with all the other Korean cookbooks currently on the market.
If you look, you can find this for about $20 from some sources.
This is a book written for aspiring homemakers, so there are a few recipes that may not be of much use to culinary-minded individuals, like the homemade baby food chapter. Also, sometimes the format is a little disorganized. For example, a recipe may continue through, then you may find after that under a three-paragraph section titled "notes" that only the first part is a note, and the rest is the continuation of the recipe. Still, I have never cooked a bad recipe from this book, even the ones I had been very doubtful about. The book may seem small, quaint and boring when you first get it in the mail but don't make the mistake of not trying any of the recipes. A warning, though: if you ever see this book priced at an outrageous price on amazon, try looking at other online retailers. This book is supposed to be about $20.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is excellent - easy to read and follow directions, and very delicious recipes.Published 15 months ago by Mary L.
I am Korean-American. My grandmother was an excellent cook. My mother was encouraged to study and never learned how to cook from her mother. Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Suh
I wanted to get a Korean cook book, since my Korean mother doesn't measure anything, making it hard to replicate her recipes. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mari DB
The korean language version has won critical acclaim, and I have bought that version because I've heard about the English translation not being as accurate. Read morePublished on July 29, 2014 by Spring Daphne
:) The recipes are great. I have tried some already. The book's organisation is also helpful. I look forward to trying more.Published on December 31, 2013 by aquafenix
I bought this book mainly to please my Korean boyfriend's taste buds.. but couldn't help falling in love with the recipes myself! Everything is quick, simple and but of all tasty. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Vivienne
I have made half the recipes in this book and it is the easiest to follow, easy to understand and easy to make cookbooks I own. I love this book and may buy one for my daughter. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Lmeast Slacka
I actually returned this item, which I've never done before. It just wasn't what I expected. There were hardly any colored pictures and the recipes did not seem authentic. Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by areviewer
A few names for some ingredients are mistranslated or misleading (e.g. 'Sesame Salt' does not mean a kind of salt but crushed sesame seeds) and the instructions are not detailed... Read morePublished on January 26, 2011 by Helen S.