Ordered some cook books
I got in to Banchan (Korean side dishes like seasoned bean sprout) lately. I have 4 Korean markets that make little packs of these things. So I'm trying out all their wares to find what's good from each joint. The one shop that makes excellent cucumber kimchee is open late and doesn't have this frequently. She also made squid kimchee but the last time it made me sick. So that's off the menu for me now.
Anyways I was at this one shop where I was asking her if she was making any more of fern braken (gosari later I learned). She didn't know what I was asking so I went to another Korean store and got the bag of that stuff. Went back to that store and asked her when she was making more. She then said next week. So the following week I went back and bought the cooked stuff. She then asked me did I make some? And I said no I'm too lazy. Then thought I got to get some books.
So I went on and bought Korean cook books. So far I got the "Kimchi Party!", a Maangchi's book (the Korean youtube lady) and waiting on few others. I was disapointed with "Kimchi Party!" it wasn't what I was looking for. Then "Maangchi's Real Korean Cooking" i quickly browsed it. It's okay. I was hoping to get more recipes for Banchan stuff. I'm hoping Kimchi: Essential recipes of the Korean Kitchen is more of what I'm looking for.
Then I got Chasing the Gator by Isaac Toups. I like Cajun cookbooks. Some of the things the Arcadians/Cajuns eat seems more like a dare than food (like soul food). I saw his recipe for Dirty Rice and he uses ground beef. I have to try this since I always made mine with chicken gizzards and liver. I remember seeing some folks here made dirty rice with GB. So it must not be strange as I think to use ground beef. Go see Isaac Toups on youtube.