Learn deliciously authentic Korean cooking, from traditional Korean favorites to modern recipes including Seoul-Style fusion. Food writer Naomi Imatome-Yun grew up in the American suburbs helping her Korean grandmother cook Korean classics and has spent over 15 years helping Korean Americans and non-Korean Americans alike discover how easy and delectable authentic Korean cooking can be. Seoul Food Korean Cooking includes: 135 step-by-step recipes for Korean barbecue, kimchi, and more, including Sliced Barbecued Beef (bulgogi) like mom used to make and those Spicy Stir-Fried Rice Cakes (tteokbokki) you loved on your trip to Korea Special chapters for Korean bar food (anju) like Pork Bone Soup (gamjatang) and fusion favorites like Army Base Stew (budae chigae) An overview of Korean cooking and fun tidbits on food customs, table manners, and restaurant dining tips Detailed lists of kitchen essentials, pantry staples, and Korean cooking ingredients, with photos and shopping resources to aid the home chef
With simple steps and easy-to-find ingredients, learn how to cook some of Korea's specialities including bulgogi, bibimbap, Korean barbeque, drumsticks, seafood pancake, kimchi and green tea loaves. Chung Jae shows how easy cooking Korean food can be from party food and mains, to sweets, sauces and sides - this is food you will love to share with friends.
No tsunami ever recorded on earth was as strong as the Korean Wave, which left a great impact on anyone who was hit by it. It was so strong that South Korea's influence, as we know it, has already had a huge effect all over the world. Their influence has waved through Asia, Europe, and America. It seems that there is no stopping them anytime soon. Korean Wave or K-wave is most popular for K-pop music and K-drama series. People who listen and watch them started to love anything K, including the beautiful country's bold and colorful cuisine. Why not? The local cuisine is as interesting as its entertainment offerings. Makes us want to book a one-way ticket to Seoul just to eat them all day every day. No dollars to spare for travel? We got you covered. This Korean cookbook will satisfy your curiosity for popular K-food that is a staple at Seoul's top tourist destinations. You'll learn how to cook them on your own with easy to follow instructions. Plus, we already prepared trivia bits on the places where you will most likely eat them. That's assuming you finally get a chance to travel to South Korea.
The Korean Peninsula lies at the strategic heart of East Asia, between China, Russia, and Japan, and has been influenced in different ways and at different times by all three of them. Across the Pacific lies the United State, which has also had a major influence on the peninsula since the first encounters in the mid-nineteenth century. Faced by such powerful neighbors, the Koreans have had to struggle hard to maintain their political and cultural identity. The result has been to create a fiercely independent people. If they have from time to time been divided, the pressures towards unification have always proved strong. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Republic of Korea.
Learn to make Korean kimchee with this easy-to-use Korean cookbook. Korea's favorite food - kimchee - is not simply a side dish. Made by pickling vegetables and other foods, adding seasonings and allowing the mixture to mature, it is the country's national dish. Based on the Asian theory of Yin and Yang, kimchee expresses Korean Cosmology in its highest form, in fact to a Korean, to eat kimchee is to become one with the universe. This cookbook catalogues over 80 recipes for all seasons. Recipes include: Traditional whole cabbage kimchee Cubed radish kimchee Cucumber kimchee King scallion kimchee Swiss chard kimchee Stuffed kimchee Korean watercress juicy kimchee Octopus kimchee And many more! Sumptuous photographs illustrate the dishes and substitutes are offered for hard-to-find or specifically Korean ingredients. Tips on preparation and a historical and cultural over-view of the dish make for a comprehensive insight into Korean cuisine and culture.
"A master class in the art of ramen, this comprehensive book provides a fascinating overview of the global history and culture of the dish, from its early start to modern-day interpretations. Ramen Obsession will also teach you how to make a wide array of ramen broths, salty tare sauces, aromatic oils, authentic noodles, and vibrantly assorted toppings--all from scratch"--
Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves up everything you could ever want to know about American consumables and their impact on popular culture and the culinary world. Within its pages for example, we learn that Lifesavers candy owes its success to the canny marketing idea of placing the original flavor, mint, next to cash registers at bars. Patrons who bought them to mask the smell of alcohol on their breath before heading home soon found they were just as tasty sober and the company began producing other flavors. Edited by Andrew Smith, a writer and lecturer on culinary history, the Companion serves up more than just trivia however, including hundreds of entries on fast food, celebrity chefs, fish, sandwiches, regional and ethnic cuisine, food science, and historical food traditions. It also dispels a few commonly held myths. Veganism, isn't simply the practice of a few "hippies," but is in fact wide-spread among elite athletic circles. Many of the top competitors in the Ironman and Ultramarathon events go even further, avoiding all animal products by following a strictly vegan diet. Anyone hungering to know what our nation has been cooking and eating for the last three centuries should own the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.