Seoultown Kitchen

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Seoultown Kitchen

Korean Pub Grub to Share with Family and Friends

By Debbie Lee; Quentin Bacon (Photographer)

Kyle Cathie Limited, Hardcover, 9781906868550, 158pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2011

Debbie Lee gained a legion of fans as she reached the top three in season 5 of The Next Food Network Star and now Los Angelenos line up at her hugely popular snack bar, Ahn-Joo, which means pub snacks in Korean. In her first book SEOULTOWN KITCHEN, Debbie shares recipes that reflect one of her favorite aspects of Korean culture: pub grub. These delicious and simple recipes allow anyone to bring these Asian small plates to the table. Debbie demystifies Asian cuisine for cooks at any level of expertise and shows that the flavor profiles of Korean dishes are actually very similar to those of Western palates. Broken down into 12 chapters, from Skewers and Noodles to Pork and Tofu, including, of course, Kimchee, Debbie's recipes feature the bold flavors of Korea in dishes that reflect homey American comfort. A special chapter on Debbie's signature cocktails, along with a step-by-step Basics section and a Source listing, will put both guests and cooks at ease. Debbie's food is familiar and exotically enticing in a single bite. From Bite-size Bulgogi Burgers to The Korean Nacho (the secret's in the braised pork), readers will love Debbie's quick and easy preparations that allow them to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends.

About the Author
Peter J. Kitson is Professor in the Department of English at Dundee University. He is co-editor with Timothy Fulford of Romanticism and Colonialism (Cambridge, 1998).

QUENTIN BACON is a top food photographer whose work has appeared in magazines such as Food & Wine and Real Simple as well as in many cookbooks, including Barefoot in Paris by Ina Garten, Holiday Food by Mario Batali, R.S.V.P. by Nan Kempner, Cakewalk by Margaret Braun, Our Latin Table by Fernando Saralegui, and Dinner After Dark by Colin Cowie. His Web site is