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My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines (Hardcover)

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From James Beard Best Chef-nominee Rachel Yang comes 75 recipes based on her deeply comforting Korean fusion cuisine, inspired by cultures from around the world
 
As co-owner of the popular Seattle restaurants, Joule, Trove, and Revel, and Portland's Revelry, chef Rachel Yang delights with her unique Korean fusion—think noodles, dumplings, pickles, pancakes, and barbecue. Along with her husband, Seif Chirchi, Yang serves food that exemplifies cross-cultural cooking at its most gratifying. In the cookbook you’ll find the restaurants’ kimchi recipe, of course, but there’s so much more—seaweed noodles with crab and crème fraîche, tahini-garlic grilled pork belly, fried cauliflower with miso bagna cauda, chipotle-spiked pad thai, Korean-taco pickles, and the ultimate Korean fried chicken (served with peanut brittle shards for extra crunch). There are rice bowls too—with everything from lamb curry to charred shiitake mushrooms—but this book goes way beyond bibimbap.
 
In many ways, the book, like Yang’s restaurants, is analogous to a rice bowl; underpinning everything is Yang’s strict childhood in Korea and the food memories it engrained in her. But on top you’ll taste a mosaic of flavors from across the globe, plus a dash of her culinary alma maters, Per Se and Alain Ducasse. This is the authentic, cutting-edge fusion food of a Korean immigrant who tried everything she could to become an American, but only became one when she realized that her culture—among many—is what makes America so delicious today.

About the Author


RACHEL YANG and her husband, Seif Chirchi, own and operate Joule, Revel, and Trove restaurants in Seattle, and Revelry in Portland. The duo holds four James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef. Both Rachel and Seif remain working chefs who still cook on the line most nights in one of their signature open kitchens. Their two young sons, Pike and Rye, can often be found in the family’s restaurants as well.

JESS THOMSON is an award-winning freelance food and travel writer, and the author of seven cookbooks, many written with Seattle-area restaurateurs, plus her recent memoir, A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesFood & WineCooking Light; and SeattleSunset, and Edible Seattle magazines; and in multiple issues of the yearly Best Food Writing book collection. She lives in Seattle with her husband and eight-year-old son.

Praise For…


“Rachel’s sumptuous food, like her stellar career, transcends easy descriptions. She cooks without borders, without inhibitions, but always with a master’s sense of technique that makes unexpected flavor combinations seem natural and delicious. This is cross-cultural cooking at its best. This is the cuisine of the future.”
—Edward Lee, chef/owner of 610 Magnolia and author of Smoke & Pickles
 
“Rachel Yang has always inspired me as a pioneer in American cooking. She uses her experience as both a Korean and an American to come up with a new, exciting approach that continues to shape modern American cuisine. This cookbook beautifully speaks to her personal story and gives guidance to how she creates her unique flavors. This is the kind of cookbook that will be filled with stains because you will actually be cooking from it all the time!”
—Beverly Kim, chef/owner of Parachute

"Yang brings culinary fusion to full flower, as she demonstrates in this unique cookbook...An adventuresome cook will discover plenty of imagination and novelty here."
—Booklist Reviews

"This is a collection of innovative recipes with Korean flavors. The food in this book is not straight-up traditional but, like Yang — a Seattle restaurateur — unique and memorable."
—WBUR Here & Now

“[A cookbook] with a point of view…nothing short of epic.”
—thekitchn

“If you love [Seattle’s Joule, Revel and Trove] restaurants, you will love this book.”
—425 Magazine

“[Rachel Yang’s recipe had] a pretty simple marinade but what blew my mind … was how juicy and tender [the meat] was.”
—Bon Appetit Foodcast

“[This ]high-quality, well-designed cookbook practically beg[s] you to re-create restaurant favorites at home"
—The Seattle Times

“Basically if you are trying to elevate your cooking in the kitchen - get your hands on a copy of this bad boy.”
—Seattle Refined

"lt's food without boundaries, made with ingredients from all over the globe...built from our understandings of how flavor works."
—Daily Waffle

"The story that she tells is very relatable and provides the back story to her inventive recipes and the dishes she serves at her and her husband’s restaurants...The graphics and photos are fantastic, but most importantly the recipes are approachable and tasty."
—Kimchi Mom

"With layers of flavors, culinary traditions, and cultural influences, this is a truly global take on Korean cuisine."
—Readers Lane

"If you’re itching to recreate Joule’s kimchi recipe at home, chef Rachel Yang, like an angel of cookery, has descended from the heavens to answer your prayers and so much more."
—Seattle Met

"If you love Joule, Revel, and Trove, you’ll love learning chef-owner Rachel Yang’s secrets to her personalized Korean style."
—Eater Seattle


Product Details
ISBN: 9781632170781
ISBN-10: 1632170787
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English