Books That Talk About Korean Food

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Whether you have tasted every Korean food on Earth or you are new to it, these popular books by the ever-famous Korean cooks themselves will let you recreate popular dishes. You no longer need to spend at fancy restaurants for your K-food cravings. Here are the ten best books about Korean food, … Read more

Do you Need Special Equipment for Korean Recipes?

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Making Korean cuisine at home may be an intimidating prospect first. But, if you know how to sear your meat and saute vegetables with the harmony of flavors, you could go all in to prepare a Korean feast yourself. With hopping on flights to Seoul being no option and restaurants being expensive, … Read more

Types of Cooking Utensils and their roles

History of kitchen utensils is nearly 3 million years old. As the archaeological records tell us, the stone age was followed by bronze and then by iron age. This era eventually produced more useful utensils for food preparation. Things really started to change in the 8th century with the start of the … Read more

Guide to Weighing Food Properly

The kitchen scale is one of the most important devices to have in cooking. Not many people realize this, but measuring ingredients only using bowls, cups, and spoons are not enough to get an accurate measurement. Cooks and bakers often rely on kitchen scales to ensure that the ingredients that they use … Read more

Cutlery

Knives should fit your hand comfortably, be light enough for repetitive use, yet heavy enough to do the job. Forged carbon steel is generally best, but there are some very good lower cost stamped blades.  Whatever the quality of the knife, having it sharpened by a knife sharpening service will make the knife as … Read more

Cookware

While you can use most standard pots and pans with good results, there are a few items that make it easier to cook Korean meals. Rice Cooker While not required, a good automatic rice cooker can save you a lot of time and effort. We currently use a Chuchen Classic IH Pressure … Read more

Basic Pantry Ingredients

There are some basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry if you will be preparing Korean meals or dishes on a semi-regular basis. These basic ingredients are used in the majority of Korean cooking, and can easily be used in other non-Korean preparations. I have added links to Amazon for … Read more