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The Kimchi Chronicles

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Long a favorite of in the know foodies Korean cuisine is poised to become the next big food trendwith dishes like bibimbap and kimchi popping up on menus nationwide In a new PBS series that willbegin airing in May 2011 Marja Vongerichten and three star Michelin chef Jean Georges Vongerichten will give viewers an insider's look at Korea as they travel the c. Enjoyed this book uite a bit Like many I bought it as the companion book to the great series on Public Television The first thing I would note is that the photography is incredible Probably the best photography since that in the incredible K Drama Jewel in the PalaceDae Jang Geum available on and a Korean foodies dream It is not the definitive Korean cookbook However it is still an excellent source which is particularly valuable for it's explanation of and discussion of Korean ingredients Some have criticized the book because Marja benefits from the perspective of her chef husband Jean George and because she includes some of his recipes For me this is a strength of the book Viewing Korean cuisine through the lens of a classically trained French chef adds to the understanding of both cuisines My own perspective is colored by that of my Korean born wife While Marja is from Uijeongbu in Gyeonggi Province my wife was from a village near Mokpo in South Jeolla Province I point that out because there are significant differences in Korean cuisine depending on the province where you were raised Marja's discussion of kimchi making is a bit too simplified for me Making kimchi is than a science and than precise measurements How much kochukarugochugaru in Marja's rendition used for example should be varied by the uality of the kochukaru But then I might expect too much But to call Korean red chile powder kochukaru ubiuitous is to deny the many differing grades of kochukaru and the keen discrimination reuired to find superior grades The selection of kochukaru alone deserves a full chapterAnother slight uibble I have is with her discussion of the making of basic cabbage kimchi which she calls the Ultimate Cabbage Kimchi Ah that is just flat pretentious Women in Korea spend years learning how to make kimchi It is properly prepared in stainless steel bowls not a stinking bathtub Yeah I understand that may have been an attempt at humor Also her prescription of how cabbage should be salted and wilted does a disservice to the art of making kimchi Proper wilting is determined by feel and it takes years of practice Kimchi that is too wilted is very poor kimchi Additionally too little attention is paid to the the ingredients that go into kimchi But in her defense Marja is trying to sell a book a cuisine and a culture and a little hype is essential to the processFinally to her credit Marja does something I have not seen done in other Korean cookbooks She discusses soju and makgeolli The discussion would have been even better if she had discussed beksejuDon't let my Korean food snobbery dissuade you from this book though As Marja notes at the onset these are recipes from a Korean American kitchen And her American side thinks in terms of how many tablespoons or cups of this or that are reuired We Americans are too often anal like that Classical cooking in Korea was defined not by precise measurement by by the number and uality of ingredients My wife for example thought in terms of numbers of ingredients then adjusted to the uality of those ingredients and taste For example her kalbi marinade had five or seven ingredients And was she ever picky about the uality of her sesame oil and fish sauce Maybe I'm just too picky myself because I know I will never probably never eat Korean food as good as hers again Understanding Soccer Tactics you were raised Marja's discussion of kimchi making is a bit too simplified for me Making kimchi is than a science and than precise measurements How much kochukarugochugaru in Marja's rendition used for example should be varied by the uality of the kochukaru But then I might expect too much But to call Korean red chile powder kochukaru ubiuitous is to deny the many differing grades of kochukaru and the keen discrimination reuired to find superior grades The selection of kochukaru alone deserves a full chapterAnother slight uibble I have is with her discussion of the making of basic cabbage kimchi which she calls the Ultimate Cabbage Kimchi Ah that is just flat pretentious Women in Korea spend Successful Intelligence years learning how to make kimchi It is properly prepared in stainless steel bowls not a stinking bathtub Yeah I understand that may have been an attempt at humor Also her prescription of how cabbage should be salted and wilted does a disservice to the art of making kimchi Proper wilting is determined by feel and it takes The Language of Thorns (Grishaverse, years of practice Kimchi that is too wilted is very poor kimchi Additionally too little attention is paid to the the ingredients that go into kimchi But in her defense Marja is trying to sell a book a cuisine and a culture and a little hype is essential to the processFinally to her credit Marja does something I have not seen done in other Korean cookbooks She discusses soju and makgeolli The discussion would have been even better if she had discussed beksejuDon't let my Korean food snobbery dissuade Disoriental you from this book though As Marja notes at the onset these are recipes from a Korean American kitchen And her American side thinks in terms of how many tablespoons or cups of this or that are reuired We Americans are too often anal like that Classical cooking in Korea was defined not by precise measurement by by the number and uality of ingredients My wife for example thought in terms of numbers of ingredients then adjusted to the uality of those ingredients and taste For example her kalbi marinade had five or seven ingredients And was she ever picky about the uality of her sesame oil and fish sauce Maybe I'm just too picky myself because I know I will never probably never eat Korean food as good as hers again

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Can be readily integrated into any mealFor lovers of Korean food those eager to experiment in search of an accessible introduction to thisintriguing cuisine and readers who just want a little taste of culinary and cultural exploration outside the Western Hemisphere The Kimchi Chronicles is sure to provide plenty of inspiration information and entertainmen. Salright The side dishes interested me than the mains

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Ountry and experience its authentic flavors and cultural traditions As the show's companion cookbook The Kimchi Chronicles will include a recipe for every dish featured explaining how they can be easily duplicated in an American kitchen Chef Vongerichten will also offer original dishes with a lighter modern flair showing how the flavors of the Korean table. I remember seeing the TV series years ago and enjoying it for the bit of culture and the introduction to Korean foodJust unearthed my copy of the cookbook from the TBR pile the other dayEnjoyed the commentary and pictures and have noted several of the recipes that I will tryGiven the cooling weather these warm recipes will be perfect

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