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September 01, 2022

What’s Cooking @ HEPL: Ep 09

By: Heidi Herald

My Korea by Hooni Kim with Aki Kamozawa

Welcome back to What’s Cooking @ HEPL! I am Heidi Herald, a Public Services Librarian at Hamilton East Public Library. I will be reviewing one of the library’s cookbooks each month. This month, I selected My Korea by Hooni Kim with Aki Kamozawa. This was my first time cooking Korean cuisine. I am thankful to my Korean friends from the English as a New Language conversation classes at the library. They answered some questions for me, and even brought me an ingredient back from Chicago. Thank you!

Omelet Fried Rice
The omelet fried rice was delicious. This used dry cooked rice, which made the dish even tastier. You cook the rice ahead of time, freeze, and separate it before cooking.

Scallion Pancakes with Pajeon Sauce
The scallion pancakes with pajeon sauce were delicious. I served them with a side of spinach with sesame.

Spinach with Sesame
Here’s a close-up of the spinach with sesame, served cold. It was delicious and spicy!

Noodles in Black Bean Sauce

Finally, in the video below I make Noodles in Black Bean Sauce. I substituted Udon noodles for traditional Korean noodles due to availability.

I hope you will borrow My Korea by Hooni Kim with Aki Kamozawa from our library collections! It is available in print. Happy Eating!


Explore our HEPL YouTube What’s Cooking @ HEPL playlist for access to the entire cooking series at your own pace.

Missed last month’s episode? You can find the recipe here. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with author Christopher Kimball, as he discusses his latest book, Cookish, and shares what three ingredients he would keep in his kitchen for flavoring!

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Credit goes to Danielle Acton, HEPL’s Adult Engagement Coordinator, for producing the videos and for her help and advice.