Book Review: Cook Korean

Cook Korean!
A Comic Book with Recipes
By Robin Ha

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 site 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 (bak kimchi) and soy garlic beef over rice (bulgogi dupbap) to seaweed rice rolls (gimbal) 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. 

Born in South 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 to start her 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, Virgina. 

As you probably already know I love cooking. I can't say that I'm a genius in the kitchen, but if you give me a good cookbook I can make magic happen. Normally these are books like Home Cooked by Anya Fernald but when I was given the change to review a Comic book with Recipes I was intrigued. The graphics in Cook Korean are wonderful, Robin Ha has a pleasant and fun style that makes you want to smile. The recipes are all great too and much more interesting than your normal cook book. Cook Korean is a great gift for comic book lovers or for that person in the kitchen who's hard to shop for. 

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