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Koreaworld: A Cookbook (Hardcover)

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A vibrant exploration of Korean cuisine, both in Korea and in Koreatowns around the globe, with more than 75 bold, flavor-packed recipes and stunning photography from the New York Times bestselling authors of Koreatown.

“A whirlwind introduction to a whole new world of food and an entirely new perspective on Korean cooking.”—Ruth Reichl, journalist and author of The Paris Novel

Join chef Deuki Hong and journalist Matt Rodbard as they take an insider’s look at the exciting evolution of Korean food through stories of chefs and home cooks, as well as recipes that are shaping modern Korean cuisine, including sweet-spicy barbecue, creative rice and seafood dishes, flavor-bombed stews, and KPOP-fueled street food.

In Koreatown, Deuki and Matt explored the foods of Korean American communities across the United States. Now with Koreaworld, they show how Korean cuisine today is nothing less than an international culinary revolution, from the ancient plant-based cooking of famed Buddhist monk-chefs to modern charred-greens rice rolls and pork-stuffed fried peppers.

Koreaworld takes readers into the bustling metropolis of Seoul, where the modern-day barbecue scene is pushing into new territory with recipes like Smoked Giant Short Ribs cooked over hay and where the city’s third-wave coffee culture is exploding. Deuki and Matt also visit Jeju Island, where seafood dishes like Jeju Whole Fried Smashed Rock Fish rule supreme, and they explore the plant-based temple cuisine found in the rural province of Jeolla-do, with dishes such as Cold Broccoli Salad with Ssamjang Mayo. The tour continues with late-night food adventures in Los Angeles and stops in the kitchens of innovative chefs from New York City to Portland who are putting modern spins on Korean classics with dishes like Rice and Ginseng–Stuffed Roast Chicken, Grilled Kimchi Wedge Salad, Kkaennip Pesto, and Pineapple Kimchi Fried Rice. Filled with recipes, stories, and conversations of Korean food’s global evolution, Koreaworld is essential reading for anyone curious about the future of food.

About the Author

Deuki Hong is a Korean American executive chef and owner of Sunday Bird in San Francisco. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Deuki first began working as a line cook at Centrico in New York City, then went on to Momofuku and Jean-Georges. He was the executive chef of Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, which caught the attention of top chefs including Anthony Bourdain, Benu’s Corey Lee, and David Chang. In 2017, he launched Sunday Hospitality Group—a collective rooted in the definition of a neighborhood restaurant. He is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Koreatown.

Matt Rodbard is a writer, editor, and author of food and culture books with more than two decades of experience working in television, magazines, book publishing, and online media. He’s the co-author of Koreatown and Food IQ, and the Founding Editor of online food and culture magazine TASTE, winner of two James Beard Awards. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, Saveur, and GQ.

Praise For…

“There’s an unbridled sense of joy about Koreaworld, and not just because the book has a recipe for Cheesy Corndogs, a Grilled Kimchi Wedge Salad, and Taco Bell Bibimbap.”—Food & Wine

Koreaworld seeks to capture ‘the modern excitement around Korean food,’ and it excels at this task: This is a cookbook that feels like a good time. . . . a joyful time capsule of Korean cuisine as it exists today: dynamic, boundary breaking, and increasingly—incredibly—global.”Eater, “17 Best Cookbooks of Spring 2024”

Koreaworld is more than a cookbook; it traces the remarkable journey of modern Korean cuisine from its roots in Korea’s bustling cities to its vibrant evolution in the United States, creating a bridge that spans continents and time, uniting the rich heritage and a culture.”—Eunjo Park, former chef of Momofuku Kāwi

“With mouthwatering recipes, captivating stories, and stunning photography, [Koreaworld] invites you to explore the intersections of tradition and innovation, heritage, and adaptation.”—Angel Barreto, chef-partner at Anju and a Food & Wine Best New Chef

“For anyone with the craving to dig beyond Korean barbecue and Squid Game-inspired Dalgona candy, this book is for you.”—Molly Yeh, New York Times bestselling cookbook author and Food Network host

“In Koreaworld, chef Deuki Hong and journalist Matt Rodbard take readers on a journey through the evolution of Korean food in a new and exciting way.”—Parade

“I love the way Matt writes—this is an incredibly inspirational look into the world of Korean food.”—Jamie Oliver, chef and author of 5 Ingredients Mediterranean

“From the illist trends in street food to a deep dive into the banchan world, Koreaworld is a personal food tour from a chef and writer leading the way.”—Dale Talde, chef and author of Asian-American

“The wide range of modern Korean food is on display in this fascinating book that is as electric, sumptuous, and diverse as the cuisine it portrays.”—Edward Lee, chef and author of Bourbon Land

“This is a showcase of Korean culture, as it exists. More so, it continues the conversation of what it means to be Korean today.”—Daniel Harthausen, winner of HBO’s Big Brunch and chef-owner of Young Mother

Koreaworld is a perfect time capsule of a culture at an exciting inflection point, bringing together some of the most interesting voices in modern Korean food.”—David Cho, producer and digital media executive

“This book is a whirlwind introduction to a whole new world of food and an entirely new perspective on Korean cooking. Delicious fun!”—Ruth Reichl, journalist and author of The Paris Novel

“Deuki and Matt have delivered another incredible banger—part travel journal, part cookbook, and part love letter to modern Korean food.”—Eli Sussman, chef, restaurateur, and meme maker

“Anyone interested in exploring the wild, exciting new frontiers of Korean food will find this book a fresh delight.”Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593235942
ISBN-10: 0593235940
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 304
Language: English