Judy Joo's Korean Soul Food Cookbook Review

Judy Joo's Korean Soul Food Cookbook Review

Title: Judy Joo's Korean Soul Food: Authentic dishes and modern twists
Author: Judy Joo
Published: October 7, 2019, White Lion Publishing
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $30.00 Hardcover, $16.50 Kindle

Korean food has gotten especially popular over the last few years; most enjoy it at restaurants, but Chef Judy Joo has made it possible through her excellent cookbooks ,Korean Home Cooking and Judy Joo's Korean Soul Food: Authentic dishes and modern twists, to cook it successfully at home. Her Korean food is influenced by her London and US experiences, which makes her Korean food unique.

Joo has a knack for making recipes sound simple; the instructions are easy-to-follow and well-written. There is a section on necessary ingredients which is very helpful, and then there are dozens of mouthwatering recipes. Favorites that are doable in home kitchens include Chicken Kaesu Curry, Beef Bulgogi (probably the most famous Korean dish), and a fabulous Rib-Eye Steak with Signature Sauces. All three of these dishes turn out picture perfect. Other dishes in the queue include Bibimbap with Prawns and Seasonal Vegetables, Seafood Pancakes, and Galbi Steak Pie. One thing that is surprising is the number of desserts included in this cookbook: Yuja Meringue Pie, Green Tea Roll Cake, and her signature dessert, Snickers Hotteok; these desserts are as beautiful as they are mouthwatering.

One important thing worth mentioning regarding this cookbook is that there are gorgeous photographs of almost every dish. Most home cooks see this as one of the most important aspects of a good cookbook. It’s nice to see what the finished dish should look like, and this cookbook delivers.

For anyone who wants to cook good Korean food at home, this is the cookbook for you. Joo’s books are well-worth the purchase price, and will keep cooks busy for weeks trying new recipes. This cookbook is definitely recommended.

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

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