Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Cook Korean! A COMIC BOOK WITH RECIPES By ROBIN HA Review
ABOUT COOK KOREAN!
Picture It: You Can Master Korean Cooking
Fun to look at and easy to use, this unique combination of cookbook and graphic novel is the ideal introduction to cooking Korean cuisine at home. Robin Ha’s colorful and humorous one- to three-page comics fully illustrate the steps and ingredients needed to bring more than sixty traditional (and some not-so-traditional) dishes to life.
In these playful but exact recipes, you’ll learn how to create everything from easy kimchi (mak kimchi) and soy garlic beef over rice (bulgogi dupbap) to seaweed rice rolls (gimbap) and beyond. Friendly and inviting, Cook Korean! is perfect for beginners and seasoned cooks alike who want to try their hand at this wildly popular cuisine.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Seoul, Korea, ROBIN HA grew up reading and drawing comics. At fourteen she moved to the United States. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration, she moved to New York City and started a career in the fashion industry. Her work has been published in independent comics anthologies including Secret Identities and The Strumpet, as well as in the pages of Marvel Comics and Heavy Metal Magazine. Her blog Banchan in 2 Pages features Korean recipe comics. She currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia.
Cassandra's Review- Because of the choice of font used for the text in this book and the comic book design this is extremely cluttered and hard to read. The recipes however are really good and should you be able to find any of the ingredients cheaply near you, they are easier to understand and prepare.
If a recipe calls for fish sauce or seafood, there is no substitute given, so it might not be wonderful for people with certain allergies. The illustrations are done well and are clear to look at.