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Updated on February 8, 2016

Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard

I was sent a free copy of Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard in exchange only for a honest and unbiased review of Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard.

Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard

Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard focuses on Korean style cooking in American Koreatowns. This is not your typical journey to ... Asia, Japan, Tyland, or other country sort of cookbook. Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard is made up of a collection of recipes, interviews, and stories from all around the United States of America. Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard has recipes for: stews, soups, noodles, salads, drinks, and many different kimchis.

My Thoughts Prior to opening the book:

Now I want to be completely honest with everyone I have almost no experience with Korean style food. So I am a complete newbie to this style of cooking and eating. I am a vegetarian so I was hoping to find some new no meat recipes that I could try for myself and for my family. If meatless recipes were not available then I was hoping to be able to convert some of the recipes to use tofu or soy bean products instead of meat.

Review

The first thing that struck me when I started to look through Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard was how difficult it was to locate the recipes among all of the stories and interviews. I do sometimes enjoy some background information on recipes in cookbooks, but I tend to prefer that the recipes are the main attraction in a cookbook. In this book I was overwhelmed by the amount of non-recipe related information in the book. That is not to say that the info was bad or useless, just that I feel it could have been condensed a bit. That said about 90% of the pages in this book are filled with recipes. I was sad to find that most of the recipes were meat heavy and I saw no easy way to adapt them them to involve no meat products like tofu.

The Verdict

If you are a vegetarian or a vegan then I would give this book a miss. However if you enjoy meat and spicy food then what are you waiting for get yourself a copy of this cookbook it was destined for you!

Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard dessert recipe!
Koreatown: A Cookbook by Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard dessert recipe! | Source

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