A Korean living in the UK, Su Scott was thrown into a crisis of identity when motherhood dawned, one which she only found her way out of by cooking the dishes of her Korean childhood, seeking out the flavors and textures of memories that she hopes to pass on to her daughter.
Within this intimate cookbook, Su guides you through her modern Korean pantry, explores the ferments, pickles, and sauces that lift Korean dishes to delicious heights, and shares a comforting array of recipes, from Korean Fried Chicken and Kimchi Fried Rice, to Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup. Littered between enticing plates are tender stories of what it means to be a woman, mother, and immigrant all at once and how food connects all the pieces of our lives to make us whole.
This is a love letter from mother to daughter woven together by food. It's a book about identity and immigration. It's about how the food you feed your children builds a story about their heritage. But it's mainly a book about wonderful food--the kind of food we all want to eat right now.
256 pages. Hardcover.
About the Author
Su Scott is a Korean-born food writer living in London. In October 2019 she won the Best Reader's Recipe category at the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards with her recipe for kimchi jjigae. Since winning the award, she's pursued a freelance career as a food writer and recipe developer, in between being a mother. Her domestic kitchen-friendly recipes based on food from her childhood have become solid favorites amongst editors, food teams and readers for their purposefully simple approach and impactful flavor.