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Seoul Cravings: A South Korean Travel Cookbook - Korean Cookbook and Culture Guide in One

Seoul Cravings: A South Korean Travel Cookbook - Korean Cookbook and Culture Guide in One

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Seoul Cravings: A South Korean Travel Cookbook - Korean Cookbook and Culture Guide in One

103 pages
40 minutes
Sep 30, 2020


No tsunami ever recorded on earth was as strong as the Korean Wave, which left a great impact on anyone who was hit by it. It was so strong that South Korea's influence, as we know it, has already had a huge effect all over the world. Their influence has waved through Asia, Europe, and America. It seems that there is no stopping them anytime soon.

Korean Wave or K-wave is most popular for K-pop music and K-drama series. People who listen and watch them started to love anything K, including the beautiful country’s bold and colorful cuisine.

Why not? The local cuisine is as interesting as its entertainment offerings. Makes us want to book a one-way ticket to Seoul just to eat them all day every day. No dollars to spare for travel? We got you covered. This Korean cookbook will satisfy your curiosity for popular K-food that is a staple at Seoul's top tourist destinations. You'll learn how to cook them on your own with easy to follow instructions. Plus, we already prepared trivia bits on the places where you will most likely eat them. That’s assuming you finally get a chance to travel to South Korea.

Sep 30, 2020

About the author

Martha is a chef and a cookbook author. She has had a love of all things culinary since she was old enough to help in the kitchen, and hasn’t wanted to leave the kitchen since. She was born and raised in Illinois, and grew up on a farm, where she acquired her love for fresh, delicious foods. She learned many of her culinary abilities from her mother; most importantly, the need to cook with fresh, homegrown ingredients if at all possible, and how to create an amazing recipe that everyone wants. This gave her the perfect way to share her skill with the world; writing cookbooks to spread the message that fresh, healthy food really can, and does, taste delicious. Now that she is a mother, it is more important than ever to make sure that healthy food is available to the next generation. She hopes to become a household name in cookbooks for her delicious recipes, and healthy outlook.Martha is now living in California with her high school sweetheart, and now husband, John, as well as their infant daughter Isabel, and two dogs; Daisy and Sandy. She is a stay at home mom, who is very much looking forward to expanding their family in the next few years to give their daughter some siblings. She enjoys cooking with, and for, her family and friends, and is waiting impatiently for the day she can start cooking with her daughter.

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On a high and hungry after binge-watching the latest episodes of your favorite Korean drama? You might be wishing for nothing but to book a one-way ticket to Seoul and eat authentic Korean food all day. Just when you are ready to hit 'buy' on that discounted air ticket online, reality hits you in the gut. You realize that you don’t have the dollars to spare for travel. Aigoo!

Do not fret. We understand your fascination for all things South Korean since the effect of Korean Wave is notoriously addictive. It was so strong that South Korea's influence, as we know it, has already had a huge effect all over the world. K-wave's most popular culture-bending duo, K-pop and K-drama, have a very strong influence on anyone who started listening and watching them that they start to love anything K, including the country's bold and colorful cuisine. All the same, the spicy and savory taste of K-cuisine will make you want to study Hangul and live in Seoul for the rest of your life.

Let us satisfy your curiosity for this food culture by giving you a glimpse of what you can eat in Seoul's top tourist destinations. In this Korean cookbook, you'll learn how to cook them on your own with easy to follow recipes. Not only that, we will give you bonus trivia on where and how to go around Seoul so you can eat these dishes and explore the city when you finally get a chance to travel there.

Fit for the Throne

This segment features five of the traditional dishes that was once served to Korea's former kings and members of the royal family that will transport you to the center of history and culture in Seoul. These dishes will make you feel that you are wearing a Hanbok while you take a stroll inside the walls of the Gyeongbukgung Palace, explore the well-kept old houses at Bukchon Hanok Village, and shop for souvenirs at the colorful artsy fartsy markets of Insadong.

Youth Bites

Do you want to feel young, wild, and free? Check out these recipes that will surely bring out the kid in you. These dishes are staples at Seoul's famous youth districts - Hongdae, Ewha, Sinchon, and Konkuk - where students and the twenty- to thirty-somethings usually hang out, shop, and eat till the break of dawn.

Street Style

Craving to taste that street food your K-drama bae is eating on one of the scenes that you are currently watching? Why wait till you go to South Korea when you can cook it at home? These dishes are usually found at Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Namdeamun, which are three of the best beauty and fashion shopping streets in Seoul.

The City that Never Sleeps

Life in Seoul is comparable to New York's. Everything is accessible even in the wee hours, especially if you want to have a night out with friends, eat good food, and have a few bottles of soju. Recreate our recipes for cocktail mix and beer match dishes on your next party and make you and your guests feel like you are chilling at one of Gangnam's hip streets of Garosugil and Apgujeong.

International Food with K-Twist

Dishes originally from countries outside of South Korea gets a K-twist. See how familiar yet different these versions are from its original counterpart. You'll see how a little change in ingredients can go a long way. These 'Koreanified'

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