Korea offers more than just KPop, KDrama, makeup or skincare techniques. Best known for their kimchi which is a kind of pickled vegetable, Korean cuisine is probably one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.
With this recipe book, Korean Cuisine in your Kitchen: 30 Authentic Korean Cookbook Recipes, you do not have to go to the beautiful land of Korea to be able to taste all these delectable dishes. This 82-page cookbook contains 30 authentic Korean recipes including soups, stews, side dishes and main dishes. It also provides other useful information that will guide you on how to cook authentic Korean food right at your own kitchen.
The book is written by Martha Stone, a chef and cookbook writer who has a passion for cooking as well as teaching others how to cook. In this book, she will teach you how to prepare and cook Korean dishes exactly like how it’s done in South Korea.
Korean food is mostly based on rice which is the foundation of every Korean meal and places an emphasis on balance. That is why every Korean meal served has rice, meat, soup and is always accompanied by a variety of side dishes or what they call banchan. The number of side dishes can be two or more but every meal will always have at least a few that are mostly made of vegetables. This side dishes are well thought of and carefully chosen to make a well-rounded meal. They are also mostly complementary with different taste, color, texture and cooking method to balance each other out.
Aside from being the healthiest, spiciness has been the distinguishing feature of Korean cuisine. Spices are a major part of Korean cooking with red pepper paste, soybean paste, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onion, garlic, ginger and red chili flakes as basic seasonings. That is why all household in Korea typically have on hand red pepper paste (gochujang) and soybean paste (doenjang) that can either be store bought or homemade.
Another characteristic feature of Korean food is their indoor barbecue. You will see that in most Korean restaurants there is a grill placed in the middle of each table. This grill is where you can cook paper-thin slices of meat like bulgogi (marinated beef or pork), kalbi (beef short ribs) and samgyeopsal (pork belly). A popular method of eating Korean barbecue is by wrapping the meat with lettuce and topping it with green onion salad and a spicy paste made out of a combination of soybean and red pepper paste.
Transform your table and set up a Korean-style table in the comfort of your own home using this easy to follow recipe book. With this, you will be able to serve a complete Korean meal composed of soup, stew and a number of side dishes. Put together a sumptuous, nutritious and flavorful meal that not only tastes good but also looks good on the table.