Cookbook Recommendation: Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking
Meet the Julia Child of Korean cuisine. Korean food is many things – intensely flavorful, rich in protein, and generous with spices. But approachable is not one.
First, where do you buy dried jujubes, and second, what do you do with them? Answering these questions, and setting your table with authentic Korean fare, is Maangchi in her new book, Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking. Not a professional cook nor a culinary school pupil, Maangchi is a cheerful Internet sensation who has won the admiration of many home cooks with her crispy Korean Fried Chicken, lush Seafood-Scallion, and braised Pork Wraps Pancakes. Her collection of side dishes is impressive, from braised beef in soy sauce to spicy cucumber salad and soybean sprouts.
Maangchi includes a thorough rundown of commonly used Korean ingredients, including her favorite brands, and offers briefs on necessary cooking equipment. Retailing at $30, Maangchi’s Real Korean Cooking is a sensory home run!