Koreatown: A Cookbook
The flavors of Koreatown. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. Chef Deuki Hong and Writer Matt Rodbard have spent the last two years working on Koreatown: A Cookbook. Don’t let the name fool you, Koreatown spans farther than your average cookbook. With thoughtfully gathered recipes, stories, photos, and interviews from Korean American neighborhoods all across the country, Koreatown is a portrait of culture, community, and most importantly how food contributes to it all. Start with a brief history on Banchan, Korea’s world of bountiful side dishes, before jumping into the legendary realm of Korean barbeque. Traditional favorites like Bulgogi and Kalbi make their well-deserved appearances, but it’s the lesser known gems like Haejangguk, Korea’s infamous hangover soup, that really steal the show. And don’t forget bimbimbop. Available now at $30, Koreatown, will be your best investment all year.