A complete course on Korean cuisine for the home cook by the YouTube star and the world's foremost authority on Korean cooking Her millions of fans compare her to Julia Child. An Internet sensation, Maangchi has won the admiration of home cooks and chefs alike with her trademark combination of good technique and good cheer as she demonstrates the vast and delicious cuisine of Korea. In Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking, she shows how to cook all the country’s best dishes, from few-ingredient dishes (Spicy Napa Cabbage) to those made familiar by Korean restaurants (L.A. Galbi, Bulgogi, Korean Fried Chicken) to homey one-pots like Bibimbap. For beginners, there are dishes like Spicy Beef and Vegetable Soup and Seafood Scallion Pancake. Maangchi includes a whole chapter of quick, spicy, sour kimchis and quick pickles as well. Banchan, or side dishes (Steamed Eggplant, Pan-Fried Tofu with Spicy Seasoning Sauce, and refreshing Cold Cucumber Soup) are mainstays of the Korean table and can comprise a meal. With her step-by-step photos—800 in all—Maangchi makes every dish a snap. A full glossary, complete with photos, explains ingredients. Throughout, Maangchi suggests substitutions where appropriate and provides tips based on her readers’ questions.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
MAANGCHI ("Hammer" in Korean) was born and raised in South Korea, where she learned the fundamentals of home cooking from her relatives. A former counselor for victims of domestic violence and movie extra, she is the founder-owner of maangchi.com, the top online destination for Korean cooking. She also has her own YouTube channel. She lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Maangchi has taken the art of Korean cooking to a new level. I feel in love with Korean food recently and as a foodie, I wanted to duplicate the foods. Then, I discovered Maangch. It is good to know that her name means hammer because with each recipe in this book, she nails it. This book is primer on how to cook authentic Korean food. My suggestion, try the bulgogi, gamjatang and japchae bap. Happy cooking!
I have ordered both the Nook and the hard copy versions of Maangchi's book. Her videos and recipes online have been so non-frou-frou -- in other words, easy and accessible to the average Korean food fan. When I found out that she had a cookbook coming out, I couldn't wait to buy it. I even pre-ordered the Nook version a couple of months ahead of time. I do love it so far, but unfortunately, as is the case in too many e-books, the formatting leaves something to be desired. There are pdf pictures that cannot be enlarged for better viewing, which stinks, because I would like to see a good representation of what recipe I'm making/considering making, and how the dishes turned out for Maangchi. There are spots where the text is off-kilter with a table, chart, whatever it is supposed to be. I am a huge fan of Maangchi's. Her enthusiasm, education, and cooking are all amazing. I just wish that whomever was responsible for the formatting of her e-book wouldn't have ruined it for this rating. Hence, the 4 stars instead of 5, as the Nook version is still good. As for the hard copy book, it's great, with the exception of a few recipes being incorrectly listed as being on pages where they are not (the index at the back of the book seems to be correct. But a couple of chapter index pages incorrectly list recipes' locations, necessitating a little further hunting around.). At least in the hard copy book, the pictures are larger, and the text is not catty-wampus in a few spots. I would love to see the formatting errors fixed in future editions, and if Maangchi releases more cookbooks, that better editing and proofreading be done. I'm so proud of Maangchi's work, and enjoy her recipes. She's not only fun to watch cook, but quite the skilled cook, and this shows through in her book. I never really cared about Korean food much, until I discovered her recipes! I strongly recommend that anyone give her book a go! :-)