A Korean Mother's Cooking Notes
(Paperback) by Chang Sun-Young
A wonderful collection of recipes by Chang Sun-Young, whose sons and daughters-in-law begged that she write these down.
The family project soon had enough recipes to become a book, and Mrs. Chang became a bestselling author in Korea.
This full color cookbook includes sections on rice, soups, stews, meats, vegetables and the full range of Korean cuisine. The author's personality shines through in the additional notes about friends, entertaining and foods for special days.
- Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press (May 1, 1997)
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Korean-Americans, December 6, 2003
By kcbabe88 "kcbabe88" (rancho palos verdes, ca United States)
My aunt gave me this book and it was just wonderful! The Korean edition was a best seller in Korea, so popular it was translated into english. It has the most common Korean dishes. It's taken the mystique out of some foods that I thought I wouldn't be able to make.
For Kyopos it's a good way to learn some of the culture and what goes into the foods. In easy english w/photos. Some errors but overall understandable and easy to follow. It's the best Korean cookbook I've come across in english.
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a Korean cookbook!!, May 21, 2008 By starlee (NJ USA)
Finally...the cookbook I've been searching for! I am of Korean descent and grew up on its cuisine, but never really learned the ins and outs of Korean cooking other than the most basic dishes. I always thought many of the dishes were cumbersome and time consuming, but this book made the process enjoyable.
I have several other Korean cookbooks and none of them can compare to this one. It's chock full of information and excellent tips that my mother or mother-in-law never even taught me. It made me want to try recipes that I never thought of making, and they were all excellent! I would give it 10 stars if I wasn't limited to 5.
5.0 out of 5 stars An insight to Korean culture from a unique point of view, December 17, 2001 - By Eric J Choi (Irvine, CA United States)
I first pick this up so that I could pick up a new skill, but what I got out of it was far more than recipes. The book gave insight not only to Korean culture, but some unique perspective from a mother-in-law point of view. I highly recommend this to any daughter in laws and son in laws for an opportunity to see the other side of the coin.