Seoultown Kitchen (Hardcover)

Korean Pub Grub to Share with Family and Friends

By Debbie Lee

Kyle Cathie Limited, 9781906868550, 158pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2011

List Price: 24.95*
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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

DEBBIE LEE earned her chef chops with stints at La Folie in San Francisco, as well as Le Dome in Los Angeles and the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey, before becoming a popular caterer in Los Angeles. Previously the chef/owner of Ahn-Joo, one of LA's most popular food trucks, you can now visit her stationary snack bar at the Americana at Brand in Los Angeles ( Season Five of "The Next Food Network Star" saw Debbie compete to the final three, garnering praise and accolades from Bobby Flay, Giada DeLaurentis, and Morimoto to name a few new fans; she returned to the network this year to appear on "Chopped All-Stars."