Yay, I have three great Korean cookbooks :)

Those of you who have been reading for a while know that I spent the last six months or so searching for a great Korean cookbook that was written in KOREAN. Well, my search is over! I now have not one great Korean cookbook written in Korean but THREE cookbooks. I’m super excited!! 

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The cookbook I really wanted – 며느리에게 주는 요리책 – is also available in English in Canada but the Korean version isn’t available here. So I reached out to my fellow bloggers to see if anyone could recommend a way for me to purchase it. And one lovely Korean food blogger replied that while she didn’t know where I could buy it in Toronto, her sister could bring me a copy from Korea if I didn’t mind waiting for her next visit. I was blown away by this kindness by someone I had never met (and by the fact that she was in Toronto too) and a couple of months later we met up for drinks and she gave me the cookbook. I can’t thank Grace from Crazy Korean Cooking enough for the cookbooks!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! 감사합니다! Remember, drinks are on me next time!

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But her kindness didn’t stop with just the one Korean cookbook! I also was given 엄마보다 친절한 요리책  

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And 양념 공식.

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I can’t wait until I move into my new apartment so I have time to start learning from them. 며느리에게 주는 요리책 is going to be challenging as it’s a little above my Korean reading level at the moment but I’ve always studied harder when I have a strong incentive. The other two cookbooks are easier to read so I might start with them while I learn more cooking words.

I had a random brainstorm the other day, I think it would be fun to pull my own Julie Powell and cook all the recipes and post them on YouTube. What do you think? Would you like to see me read and cook from a Korean cookbook on YouTube?

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.

4 thoughts on “Yay, I have three great Korean cookbooks :)

  • November 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

    The answer to your question is yes! I would totally watch your youtube vids, Korean cooking looks hard. If you decide to do this, can you make sure you share where you buy your ingredients and all that… I love P,A.T. (the Korean grocery store on bloor street) but never know what to get! Good luck with your reading!

    • November 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

      Yay! It’s good to know that someone might find them valuable and potentially interesting. I sometimes wonder about my random ideas 🙂

  • November 18, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Oh! Are these the cook books you were talking about? When is that contest do? are we still gonna do it?

    • November 18, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Hey Evans, yep these are the cookbooks 🙂 Once I get all sorted with moving, I’ll show them to you and maybe show off my first recipe testing in a dinner party.

      As for the contest, it’s over. Things just got too crazy but maybe next time!

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