Korean Home Cooking Cookbook Review

Korean Home Cooking Cookbook Review

Title: Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes
Author: Sohui Kim and Rachel Wharton
Published: October 16, 2018, Harry N Abrams
No. of Pages: 256
Cover Price: $35.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes by Sohui Kim and Rachel Wharton is a cookbook that belongs in the collection of anyone who loves Korean food. This excellent cookbook includes all of the famous Korean dishes such as Bulgogi, Kalbi, and Bibimbop, as well as recipes for all of the condiments and side dishes that are traditionally served. Other not-so-well-known dishes are also included, and they are equally good.

Dweji Kalbi - Gochujang-glazed baby-back ribs are delicious, and go well with the Pa Muchim – Scallion Salad (also delicious) and they are both very simple to prepare at home. The Dweji Bulgogi (Pork) has a luscious marinade that makes the pork tender and delicious. There are very detailed instructions on making proper bulgogi (grilled sirloin) and what to serve with it.

Not only does this cookbook have great recipes that are easy to follow, it has history, vignettes, and information from the author’s childhood that help readers and beginners at Korean cooking understand just how to prepare the dishes properly. There is enough timely information for anyone who wants to cook Korean food, and the authors have included an excellent primer on Korean ingredients, as well as basics such as rice and kimchi. Every recipe tried from this cookbook so far has turned out picture-perfect, so even beginning cooks will have no problem turning out great dishes.

Each recipe includes detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for making Korean dishes. The book is well-organized, and there are beautiful photographs of most of the dishes and also photographs of many of the step-by-step instructions for basics. The index is very comprehensive and helpful.

For anyone who loves Korean food, this book is a must-have.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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