My search continues – cookbooks and blogs

Since the spring I have been searching for two things – and while I’ve had some leads on both – so far no actual luck with either.  It’s starting to drive me insane as I didn’t think that either would be difficult but they are proving to be elusive.

What am I talking about? 

The first thing is a Korean cookbook that’s written in Korean.  I’ve written about this before and have received some great replies and help… and I’m still following some leads.  There are some fabulous YouTube channels, Korean cooking websites and even a few good Korean cookbooks that have been recommended to me by friends and readers.  Some of them I was aware of before, some I had used before, and some were completely new to me.  Unfortunately, they were all in English 🙁 

But I did finally find the name of cookbook that was originally written in Korean and comes highly recommended… but… it’s not available online in Canada and the shipping is quite expensive from the U.S.  So now I’m looking for a Korean bookstore in Toronto???  Is there one?  The book is called A Korean Mother’s Cooking Notes (in English) and 며느리에게 주는 요리책 (in Korean).  I can’t wait to find the Korean version in Toronto (hopefully).


One other good thing came out of my inquiries into Korean cookbooks – I have met (online) several cool people.  One can never meet enough cool people!

This leads me to the second thing I’ve been looking for, other people who blog/write about Korean culture in Toronto.  I know of several people who blog about Korean culture in Korea – some of whom I’ve been following for years and some I found through The Korea Blog.  But while many of them are Canadians, none of them currently live in Toronto (or any part of Canada).  So I’ve been putting out feelers and emailing, tweeting and now blogging about my desire to find others in Toronto who blog/write about Korean culture.  Do you know anyone?  I’m looking for both Canadians and Koreans – and their blogs can be in English or Korean.  I still have some more leads to follow and I’ll be on the lookout at the next Korean cultural event I cover but if you know of someone… give me a shout!

Cindy Zimmer

Live life to the fullest everyday - this is a the philosophy I try to live by and it's taken me on many adventures. I write about Korean culture from a non-Korean perspective as the editor/founder of ATK Magazine and I'm the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF). Previously, I ran a Korean-English language exchange group (in Toronto) for 3 years to stay connected to my three years living in Korea as an English teacher. I love music, film, food and sports and write about 3 of the 4.

2 thoughts on “My search continues – cookbooks and blogs

  • July 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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    Hi Cindy,

    I’m the North American distributor for A Korean Mother’s Cooking Notes (and all other books from this publisher). If you can’t find the Korean version locally, let me know and I can check with the publisher in Seoul. As you might know, the author has done a “revised and expanded” version of the book, which is actually quite a bit different.

    Thank you for the nice mention of the book.

    Brian, KoryoBooks.Com

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    • July 22, 2011 at 9:28 am
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      Hi Brian, thanks for commenting. I haven’t been able to find it so far in the Korean bookstores in Toronto so I’ll email you.

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