Korean Cookbook

Authentic Food at Home.

The Korean CookbookKorean food has really taken off in the UK. Large cities have had Korean restaurants for a few years but now we have more Korean supermarkets. The Korean Cookbook is the perfect companion for those shopping trips.

The Korean Cookbook by Junghyun Park and Jungyoon Choi offers 350 authentic and delicious Korean recipes for the home cook. The beauty of this cuisine is that it mostly only needs a few Korean specialist ingredients, and these can be found in those aforementioned supermarkets or online. The spice levels can be adjusted to one’s own taste.

The recipes here cover traditional regional dishes along with simple everyday food found in homes all over the country. This collection features recipes organized into traditional Korean meals, including pantry staples, fermented foods, rice, vegetable dishes, raw food, noodles, stir-fries, grilled meats, soups, stews, hotpots, noodles, dumplings, porridges, rice cakes, and desserts. Some dishes will be familiar to restaurant-goers but others will be new.

Traditions of Korean Food

Acclaimed Atomix chef JP Park and culinary researcher, chef, and writer Jungyoon Choi share their knowledge of the ingredients, culture, and traditions of Korean food in this, the first comprehensive book on Korean home cooking. It truly is a masterwork.

I have plenty of pick-of-the-book recipes from The Korean Cookbook. Korean Curry Rice is an easy recipe, and the only uniquely Korean ingredient is Korean curry powder. Kimchi Fried Rice is perfect for lunch on its own or even as a side dish. Bibimbap is a flexible rice bowl which can be adapted with seasonal ingredients as colourful toppings.

The Korean Cookbook is the must-have recipe book for 2024.

The Korean Cookbook
Authors: Junghyun Park and Jungyoon Choi
Published by: Phaidon Press
Price: £39.95
ISBN-13: ‎978-1838667542