Books on Food

What a shame this clashes with the opening night of 4482 – Butterfly Effect at the Bargehouse. Nevertheless, this temple food event is sure to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your application in. Yes, note the unusual registration process, which suggests that the attendee list may be prioritised in the event of […]

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Those foreigner-friendly cookery books keep on coming…

by Philip Gowman 26 July 2016
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Time was when you really couldn’t lay your hands on a cookery book focusing on Korean food that was written by someone who understood the UK market. We were all waiting for Judy Joo’s Korean Food Made Simple – which according to Amazon was published on 19 May this year, though it was available on […]

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Book news: Our Korean Kitchen by Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo

by Philip Gowman 23 August 2015
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Fashion designer Rejina Pyo has joined with her husband, chef and food writer Jordan Bourke, to produce Our Korean Kitchen, available from 3 September (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £25). Judging by the extract published today in The Guardian, the recipe book is user-friendly, full of welcoming photographs, and adapts traditional recipes to accommodate ingredients available in […]

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Book review: The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure

by Philip Gowman 17 March 2014
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Si King and Dave Myers: The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure BBC / Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014, 319 pp There are plenty of Asian cookery books out there, but I can’t think of a western recipe book that focuses on Korean cuisine. The Korean cookery books that are in my own library are written by Koreans. […]

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Korean flavours going mainstream? Nigella gets gochujang

by Philip Gowman 12 November 2010
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Purists may throw their hands up in horror, but one indicator that a cuisine is beginning to get accepted internationally is that its flavours and ingredients become incorporated into the cuisines of other countries and new fusion dishes are created. The new dishes may bear absolutely no relation to the original national cuisine (can you […]

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The Asian Palate partners Asian food with wine

by Philip Gowman 8 March 2010
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A Korean living in Hong Kong is the only Asian Master of Wine. Her love of wine began in Oxford. Jeannie Cho Lee spent two years sampling dishes and figuring out which wines can stand up to the powerful flavours of oriental cuisine The result is The Asian Palate. Sources: FT | Christie’s. # Links: […]

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Michael Pettid – Korean Cuisine – an illustrated history

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2009
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A review of a very interesting book about Korean food.

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