Koreaworld Book Launch: Matt Rodbard in conversation with Eric Kim and Ji Hye Kim

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:30pm

Literati is thrilled to celebrate the release of Koreaworld: A Cookbook with co-author Matt Rodbard in conversation with Eric Kim and Ji Hye Kim. 

About The Book: A vibrant exploration of the evolution of Korean cuisine, both in Korea and in Koreatowns across the United States, with more than 75 fresh, flavor-packed recipes and stunning photography from the New York Times bestselling authors of Koreatown.

Join chef Deuki Hong and journalist Matt Rodbard on an insider’s journey covering the exciting evolution of Korean food through stories of chefs and home cooks, as well as recipes that are shaping modern Korean cuisine, including sweet-spicy barbecue, creative rice and seafood dishes, flavor-bombed stews, and KPOP-fueled street food. In Koreatown, they explored the foods of Korean-American communities across the United States. Now with Koreaworld, they show how Korean cuisine today is nothing less than an international culinary revolution.

Koreaworld begins in the bustling metropolis of Seoul where the modern-day barbecue scene is pushing into new territory with recipes like Giant Short Ribs cooked over hay, and where the city’s third-wave coffee culture is exploding. Readers also visit Jeju Island, where seafood dishes like Whole Fried Smashed Rock Fish rule supreme, and explore the plant-based temple cuisine found in the rural province of Jeolla-do, with dishes such as Broccoli Salad with Ssamjang Mayo. The tour continues with late-night food adventures in Los Angeles and stops in the kitchens of innovative chefs from New York City to Portland who are who are revolutionizing the classic Korean food canon with dishes like Samgyetang Roast Chicken, Bottom of the Pot Butter Juk, Grilled Kimchi Wedge Salad, Kkaennip Pesto, Korean-Style Chicken Teriyaki, Pineapple Kimchi Fried Rice, and Gochugaru Caramel Corn. Filled with recipes, stories, and conversations of Korean food’s global evolution, Koreaworld is essential reading for anyone curious about the future of food.

Matt Rodbard is a writer, editor, and author of food and culture books with more than two decades of experience working in television, magazines, book publishing, and online media. He’s the co-author of Koreatown and Food IQ, and the Founding Editor of online food and culture magazine TASTE, winner of two James Beard Awards. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, Saveur, and GQ.

Ji Hye Kim is the award-winning chef/owner of Miss Kim in Ann Arbor, MI. Named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2021 and a four-time James Beard Award semifinalist, Ji Hye aims to broaden the understanding of Korean cuisine through her cooking. At her acclaimed restaurant Miss Kim — named one of Ann Arbor’s “Most Essential Restaurants” by Eater — her seasonal menu is inspired by ancient Korean culinary traditions, and adapted with local Midwestern ingredients. 
Eric Kim is a New York Times staff writer and essayist born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. His debut cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home (Clarkson Potter, 2022), was an instant New York Times Best Seller. A former digital manager for the Food Network and contributing editor for Saveur magazine, he now hosts regular videos on NYT Cooking’s YouTube channel and writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City with his rescue dog, Q.
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Koreaworld: A Cookbook By Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593235942
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Published: Clarkson Potter - April 23rd, 2024

Koreatown: A Cookbook By Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804186131
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Published: Clarkson Potter - February 16th, 2016