Koreatown

Koreatown

A Cookbook

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"This is not your average soft-focus "journey to Asia" kind of cookbook. Koreatown is a spicy, funky, flavor-packed love affair with the grit and charm of Korean cooking in America. Koreatowns around the country are synonymous with mealtime feasts and late-night chef hangouts, and Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard show us why with stories, interviews, and over 100 delicious, super-approachable recipes. It's spicy, it's fermenty, it's sweet and savory and loaded with umami: Korean cuisine is poised to break out in the U.S., but until now, Korean cookbooks have been focused on taking readers to an idealized Korean fantasyland. Koreatown, though, is all about what's real and happening right here: the foods of Korean American communities all over our country, from L.A. to New York City, from Atlanta to Chicago. We follow Rodbard and Hong through those communities with stories and recipes for everything from beloved Korean barbecue favorites like bulgogi and kalbi to the lesser-known but deeply satisfying stews, soups, noodles, salads, drinks, and the many kimchis of the Korean American table"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804186131
0804186138
9780804186148
Branch Call Number: 641.5951 Ho
Description: 272 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Rodbard, Matt
Horine, Sam

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Apr 09, 2016

Why is Korean food not as popular as it should be? Well, it will be. Books like this one here will inspire you to tread into unfamiliar territories and explore all of the wondrous flavors and characters that make up authentic Korean dishes. "Koreatown" is a no holds barred, (fairly) down and dirty account of how the locals cook and eat, which is exactly why I am a huge fan of this book. They get to the heart of the real eating issue and are unapologetic if you don't like or know where they are coming from. At the same point the book is so inviting with it's recipes and traditional concepts that I seriously doubt you will come away from reading this not a fan of Korean cuisine or at least a bit curious. If you like this one then you seriously need to check out "Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking" and anything by Lucky Peach. Geugeos-eul wihae ganda!

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