‘Judy Joo captures the flavors and the heart of Korean food and switches things up just enough to make them accessible and familiar, but not so much that you lose the soul of the recipe. It's an art!’ Sunny Anderson
Fresh from the success of Korean Food Made Simple, chef Judy Joo is back with a brand new collection of recipes that celebrate the joys of Korean comfort food and get straight to the heart and soul of the kitchen.
Drawing on her own heritage and international experience, Judy presents recipes that appeal to everyone, from street food to snacks and sharing plates, kimchi to Ko-Mex fusion food, and dumplings to desserts. Through clear, easy-to-understand recipes and gorgeous photography, Judy will help you master the basics before putting her signature fun, unexpected twist on the classics, including Philly Cheesesteak dumplings and a full English breakfast–inspired Bibimbap bowl.
With over 100 recipes, helpful glossaries, and tips on how to stock the perfect Korean store cupboard, there's something for amateur chefs and accomplished home cooks alike. So much more than rice and fried chicken, these truly unique recipes are simple, delicious, and will have everyone clamoring for more.
About the Author
As a Korean-American, French-trained chef based in London and New York, Judy Joo’s culinary expertise spans the globe. Judy is an expert in cooking and has specialties in pastry and Korean cuisine. She is also renowned television star, an international restaurateur, a columnist for OK! Magazine and a cookbook author. As one of four UK Iron Chefs and the host of Cooking Channel’s ‘Korean Food Made Simple,’ (S1 & S2) Judy brings robust flavors from her Korean ancestry into home kitchens each week.
'My first assignment for the Air Force was in Seoul, S.Korea and the food was my favorite part of living there. One taste of Judy's bibimbap and I was transported back to 1993; young, far from home cooking and a bit lonely, I found a friend in the deep flavors of the local cuisine. Judy Joo captures the flavors and the heart of Korean food and switches things up just enough to make them accessible and familiar, but not so much that you lose to soul of the recipe. It's an art! If you've never had Korean food or miss the authentic flavors of home, Judy Joo can surely guide you to success in your kitchen!'—Sunny Anderson
‘Korean food, whether traditional or contemporary (or even meshed deliciously and surprisingly appropriately with Mexican cuisine), is one of the world’s great culinary treasures. Nobody makes it more vivid and accessible—and more fun—than Judy Joo does in this lively and appetite-stirring new book.’—Colman Andrews, co-founder of Saveur
‘Chef Judy Joo is such a talented cook who always blends the heritage of her cuisine with her international knowledge. I trust and love the ability she has to create recipes with authenticity and creativity. Judy’s cuisine helps us cross ethnic borders.’—Daniel Boulud, Chef & Restaurateur
'Excited for Judy Joo’s new cookbook! Korean Soul Food is filled with fantastic recipes from Judy’s heritage as well as her global travels and experience. She is a force and I’m hungry for this deliciousness!' —Elizabeth Falkner
'I love Korean food, and to all those that think that it’s just about Kimchi… Think again! Judy is a master in the kitchen, her passion and straightforward, easy recipes are inspirational and delicious. From the classics through to street food, and some very clever fusion cooking, this book is a beauty – full of heart-warming food for the adventurous eater.'—Michel Roux Jr.