MAANGCHI ("Hammer" in Korean) was born and raised in South Korea, where she learned the fundamentals of home cooking from her relatives. A former counselor of victims of domestic violence and a movie extra, she is the founder and owner of maangchi.com, the top online destination for Korean cooking. She also has her own YouTube channel.
"YouTube's Korean Julia Child."
--The New York Times
"In this delightful collection, [Maangchi] showcases the
variety and breadth of Korean cooking... She begins by detailing
typical Korean meals, with ever-present rice and kimchi served in a
multitude of ways. She also provides comprehensive ingredient
and equipment lists that help orient first timers... Side
dishes steal the show, including braised beef in soy sauce,
stir-fried kale with soybean paste, blanched spinach with scallions
and sesame, and stir-fried pork... Maangchi has written an
essential cookbook for anyone who wants to learn to prepare
authentic Korean cuisine."
--Roy Choi "Maangchi is an amazing source for authentic Korean recipes that are easily and thoroughly explained for professional and amateur cooks alike. Her passion for Korean food and her pursuit of culinary excellence have inspired me and many others."
--Hooni Kim, chef, Danji