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by Hooni Kim

My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes

$40.00

Simple rice cakes drenched in a spicy sauce. Bulgogi sliders. A scallion pancake (pajeon) the New York Times calls "the essential taste of Korean cuisine." For years Hooni Kim's food has earned him raves, including a Michelin Star--the first ever awarded to a Korean restaurant--for Danji. His background in world-class French and Japanese kitchens seamlessly combines with his knowledge of the techniques of traditional Korean cuisine to create uniquely flavorful dishes.

My Korea, his long-awaited debut cookbook, introduces home cooks to the Korean culinary trinity: doenjang, ganjang, and gochujang (fermented soybean paste, soy sauce, and fermented red chili paste). These key ingredients add a savory depth and flavor to the 90 recipes that follow, from banchan to robust stews. His kimchis call upon the best ingredients and balance a meal with a salty, sour, and spicy kick. Elevated classics include one-bowl meals like Dolsot Bibimbap (Sizzling-Hot Stone Bowl Bibimbap), Haemul Sundubu Jjigae (Spicy Soft Tofu Stew with Seafood), and Mul Naengmyeon (Buckwheat Noodles in Chilled Broth). Dishes meant for sharing pair well with soju or makgeolli, an unfiltered rice beer, and include Budae Jjigae (Spicy DMZ Stew) and Fried Chicken Wings.

Complete with thoughtful notes on techniques and sourcing and gorgeous photography from across Korea, this cookbook will be an essential resource for home cooks, a celebration of the deliciousness of Korean food by a master chef.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 04/07/2020
ISBN: 9780393239720
Pages: 352
Weight: 2.85lbs
Size: 10.60h x 8.60w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 109

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