A DIY guide to making the salty, sweet, tangy, and spicy pickles of Korea, featuring 15 recipes ranging from traditional kimchi to new favorites with innovative ingredients and techniques.
For Asian food aficionados as well as preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, the natural standout is Korea’s diverse array of pickled products, homemade ingredients, and condiments that wow the palate. In Asian Pickles: Korea, respected cookbook author and culinary project maven Karen Solomon introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Korean pickle-making, such as salted shrimp, fermented red pepper paste, sweet rice flour, and the right dried chile powder, and numerous techniques beyond the basic brine. And for the novice pickler, Solomon also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easy-to-find ingredients. Featuring the most sought-after Korean pickle recipes–including Whole Leaf Kimchi, Cubed Radish Kimchi, Spinach with Sesame, Stuffed Cucumber Kimchi, and more--Asian Pickles: Korea will help you explore a new preserving horizon with fail-proof instructions and a selection of additional helpful resources.
Karen Solomon is a food and lifestyle writer and veteran culinary tinkerer and food crafter. She is the author of The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to San Francisco, a contributor to San Francisco magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, and a… More about Karen Solomon