Crazy Korean Cooking at the KCCA

**Updated: the dates of the classes have changed. I’ve updated the article to reflect that.**

Hello my lovely readers! If you’ve been reading for a while then you know how much I love Korean food – both eating it and cooking it. Okay, I love eating it just a little bit more but there is nothing like watching friends and family eat food you made for them. Last week I told you about a new social venture that’s combining culture and food into authentic cooking classes from real home cooks from different cultures. I focused on the Korean aspect of Culture.licious but there are other cultures and food featured.

However, that’s not the only option you have for learning how to cook Korean in Toronto. As you know, I’ve been slowly teaching myself different Korean dishes – starting with my favourites of course – using both my Korean cookbooks and some of the fabulous Korean cooking websites. One of those great Korean cooking website is called Crazy Korean Cooking. At first the name drew me in – hey, it’s intriguing – but after watching the first video, I was hooked. They are just so much fun. Plus I’ve met both of the lovely ladies behind the videos and the website and they are simply wonderful.

Why am I talking about Crazy Korean Cooking?

The Korean Canadian Cultural Association (KCCA) is offering a new Korean cooking class for English speakers. That’s right, the class will be conducted in English so feel free to sign up now. In fact, since the first class starts on Wednesday, October 3rd, you really need to sign up soon. Class size is limited and participants are accepted on a first come first served basis. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn some of the more popular – and delicious – Korean dishes from a fabulous & fun cook/teacher.

Grace Park, one of the lovely ladies from  Crazy Korean Cooking will be leading the class – don’t worry, as I said before she’s fabulous (I really can’t use that word enough). Seriously, she’s a wonderful person and I’m not just saying that because she’s the reason I have three great Korean cookbooks (which are written in Korean) that I’m slowing practicing my Korean reading and cooking from. Her class will be fun, authentic and you’ll be able to learn how to cook lots of yummy Korean food (keep reading for the suggested outline of dishes to be covered). 

Curious about how much fun you would have taking her class? Check out the YouTube video below! I love watching Grace and Stephanie’s (the duo from Crazy Korean Cooking) cooking videos because they are both fun and the food is authentic! You are going to have so much fun taking these classes. And don’t worry, no experience is necessary. Sign up now!

Interested? Of course you are! Keep reading to find out a sample of what you could learn to cook

Cooking Class Outline

(Please note: The KCCA would like you to know that this outline may change depending on the progress of the participants and the availability of required ingredients. These are the minimum number of proposed dishes. Depending on the cost and the time, more items may be added.)

# Date Topic
1 10/03/12 Bulgogi (Marinated Beef Sirloin) 불고기
Dwae Ji Bulgogi (Spicy Marinated Pork) 돼지 불고기
2 10/10/12 Dduk-Bbok-Gi (Spicy Korean Rice Cake)  떡볶이
O-Deng-Gook (Fish Cake Soup) 오뎅국
3 10/17/12 Namul (Korean Vegetable Side Dishes) 나물
Bibimbob (Mixed Vegetables on Rice) 비빔밥
4 10/24/12 So-Go-Gi-Gook (Spicy Beef Radish Soup) 소고기국
Mi-Yuk-Gook (Seaweed Soup) 미역국
5 10/31/12 Soon-Du-Bu-Jji-Gae (Spicy Tofu Stew) 순두부 찌개
Dwenjang-jjigae (Soybean Paste Stew) 된장 찌개
6 11/07/12 Jap Chae (Stir-fried Glass Noodles) 잡채
Hae Mul Pa Jun (Seafood Pancakes) 해물파전
Kimchi Jun (Kimchi Pancakes) 김치전
7 11/14/12 Kimchi – 3 different types  김치 (3 종류)
8 11/21/12 Requests (will select 2-3 from requested items)

Wow, just reading the proposed outline makes me hungry! I really want to learn how to make kimchi so just seeing that on the outline makes this class seem fabulous (plus my favourite Korean food – Dwenjang jjigae 된장 찌개 – is there too). Which dish would you like to learn most? 

Just the facts

  • What: Korean cooking class
  • Where: KCCA (1133 Leslie St. North York)
  • Who’s teaching: Grace Park (from CrazyKoreanCooking.com)
  • When: Every Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting from October 3 to November 21. 
  • How much: $60 (20% off for KCCA members) + $150 for the ingredients for all 8 classes (Participants can take food home after each class.)
  • How to sign up: Contact the KCCA at 416-383-0777 or by email (kcca1133@gmail.com)

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.

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