The Korean Table
by Debra Samuels and Taekyung Chung and Heather Robbins


Overview - This Korean cookbook makes it easy to replicate the authentic tastes of Korean food -- even for beginners

Korean food is poised to become America's next favorite Asian cuisine to adopt. It is rapidly gaining popularity in the US for its robust and intensely flavorful dishes like Korean barbecue (known as bulgogi), kimchi (pickled spicy cabbage), and bibimbap rice bowls.  Read more...


 
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Overview
This Korean cookbook makes it easy to replicate the authentic tastes of Korean food -- even for beginners

Korean food is poised to become America's next favorite Asian cuisine to adopt. It is rapidly gaining popularity in the US for its robust and intensely flavorful dishes like Korean barbecue (known as bulgogi), kimchi (pickled spicy cabbage), and bibimbap rice bowls.

The Korean Table shows American cooks how to replicate the exciting and authentic flavors of Korean cuisine at home using fresh ingredients available from their neighborhood grocery store or farmer's market. In this Korean cooking book, Chung and Samuels, a Korean and American author team, guide home cooks through the process of making Korean meals without fuss and multiple trips to specialty markets, or worse, expensive online shopping.

Along with showing cooks how to create a complete Korean meal from start to finish--including recipes such as:

  • Scallion Pancakes
  • Korean Dumplings (mandu)
  • Tofu and Clam Hot Pot
  • Simmered Beef Short Ribs
  • Barbecued Pork Ribs
The Korean Table will also show cooks how to add the flavors of Korea to their homestyle cuisine in numerous quick and easy ways--via condiments, side dishes, salad dressings, sauces and more. With this cookbook, filled with over 100 recipes, everyone's kitchen can incorporate a spread of delicious Korean meals for all to share and enjoy.

The Korean Table presents the best of Korean cooking for beginners.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780804839907
  • ISBN-10: 0804839905
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 10.34 x 9.34 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.06 pounds


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Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - Asian
Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - Korean

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 51.
  • Review Date: 2008-09-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

Cooking school teachers Chung and Samuels offer an alluring array of Korean recipes designed for the Western kitchen. As an added bonus, the authors delve into the history of the cuisine, including the importance of balance in taste and color, medicinal qualities of ingredients, and construction of the typical Korean family meal. They also include a lengthy section introducing the reader to common ingredients of the cuisine. The dishes, some traditional, some modernized for contemporary tastes, are what the authors call a “starter kit”: the building blocks essential to Korean cooking. Staples include Kimchi Paste, Soy Scallion Dipping Sauce and a collection of homemade stocks. Because Korean meals often include a minimum of five dishes, recipes are quick and accessible. Some, such as Korean Dumplings, include handy sidebars with instructions on technique. Others, such as Asparagus Salad, Korean Hot Wings, and Stir Fried Beef with Vegetables clearly appeal to the American sense of familiarity, albeit with a Korean flair. For the more adventurous, recipes such as Roasted Corn Tea, Kimchi Soup, and Warm and Spicy Squid Salad are sure to appeal. Complete with full-color photos throughout, this collection offers a welcome and undaunting introduction into Korean cuisine. (Oct.)

 
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