Korean American Cookbook Review

Korean American Cookbook Review

Title: Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home
Author: Eric Kim
Published: March 29, 2022, Clarkson Potter
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $32.50 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Korean food has enjoyed a wave of popularity for the last couple of years, and for good reason – it is delicious. Eric Kim has “Americanized” dozens of Korean recipes in his cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home . It gives us all a great opportunity to prepare almost traditional Korean dishes at home. The author explains that when his parents immigrated to America, his mother couldn’t find Korean ingredients to use in her dishes, and had to find substitutes to make them taste as they should. Nowadays there are Korean grocery stores, as well as Asian grocery stores carrying Korean ingredients and many Korean ingredients can be found in larger grocery stores.

Many of the dishes are a mishmash of American dishes with Korean undertones. There are dozens of mouthwatering recipes that are definitely worth making. The recipes are easy-to-follow, and there is a good section on necessary ingredients that I learned were easy to find in my area. One of the best things about this excellent cookbook is that it contains gorgeous photographs that will make anyone’s mouth water. Almost every recipe is pictured. Included are both traditional Korean dishes and American dishes with Korean flavors. Kimchi recipes are included, as well as delicious dishes made with Kimchi. Bibimbap is all the rage, and he has included a sheet pan version that is very good.

All told, this cookbook is a keeper. Anyone who likes Korean food will want to add it to their cookbook shelf. The recipes are so good that it will be used often.

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

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