If you tend to steer clear of conventional cookbooks and prefer a more pictorial approach to culinary instructions the new Cook Korean! cookbook by Robin Da is the perfect addition to your kitchen shelf.
Aimed at both beginners to Korean cooking as well as seasoned professionals the cookbook takes an unusual approach, looking more like a comic pull out than the glossy stylised cooking books we've all become used to.
The author Robin Da does profess to being having spent more of her youth crafting cartoons than grafting in the kitchen but has managed to successfully fuse the two in adulthood.
A cartoon character named Dengki guides the homecook through the fun pictorial layout with each recipe depicted in one to three pages. Divided into 10 sections with 60 traditional recipes Dengki brings to life new popular favourites like easy kimchi (mak kimchi) and soy garlic beef over rice (bulgogi dupbap) to more complicated seaweed rice rolls (gimbap) and beyond.
So if you want to see what all the fuss is about with the rising popularity of Korean cooking and have fun while you're doing it, this is a great place to start.
Cook Korean! A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha available from Penguin Random House
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