“Korean Home Cooking is a revelation. It is an education in Korean cuisine and a roadmap for bringing it into your kitchen, with recipes that are as smart and delicious as they are achievable. Herein is a body of knowledge that needed a generous cook like Sohui to shape and share it, and it deserves a spot on every serious cook’s bookshelf.” —Peter Meehan, author, founder of Lucky Peach
Sohui Kim is the Brooklyn-based owner and chef of three successful and popular restaurants: The Good Fork, Gage & Tollner, and Insa, a restaurant dedicated to the Korean food she grew up with. In Korean Home Cooking, she shares the authentic Korean flavors found in the dishes at Insa and her favorite family recipes.
Kim is well-regarded for her classic recipes, popular restaurants, and the ease and agility she has with making her food taste delicious. With 100 recipes, her book Korean Home Cooking is a comprehensive look at Korean cuisine, and includes recipes for:
Kim writes in her introduction, “The greatest compliment I have received about my cooking was from my mom and aunt, who told me right before I opened the restaurant that I have good sohn mat. A Korean cook’s talent is measured in her sohn mat: The literal translation is ‘taste of the hand.’ Someone who has a good sohn mat has a deft hand with seasonings, yes, but is also someone who was born with a passion for food. . . . I want to introduce you to the seasonal, the homemade, the sewed and the pickled, the real Korean way of cooking, all made with as much sohn mat as I can muster.”
With Sohui Kim’s guidance, stories from her family, and photographs of her travels in Korea, Korean Home Cooking—written with James Beard Award–winning journalist Rachel Wharton—brings rich cultural traditions into your home kitchen.
“If you’re looking to further develop your sohn mat, or ‘taste of the hand,’ this book is a must-have.” ―Saveur