Korean food has been the coming thing for years now, but it’s so much more than ‘Korean fried chicken wings’ or ‘bulgogi and kimchi tacos’ (in fact, it’s neither of those). Thankfully, with My Korean Kitchen, Jordan Bourke and his wife Rejina Pyo achieved that rare thing of demystifying and making a ‘discovery’ cuisine achievable, without dumbing it down or losing authenticity.
Get this book for the low-down on some amazing dishes, and exposure to palate-shifting, life-changing flavours. My favourite cookbook of 2015.
Who should have it?
Adventurous cooks. Anyone who wants to eat good Korean food.
Recipes to look out for
Kimchi pancake; sesame, soy and chilli beef tartare; chicken, rice cake and vegetable hot pot.
If you’re already a fan
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop for a similarly quality take on food from Shanghai and the Lower Yangtze region of China.