Rice Table: Korean Recipes and Stories to Feed the Soul (Hardcover)
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"Su has written a beautiful account of how food can help rebuild culture from treasured memories, how it conveys love and connection, and how it can ground us when we feel untethered. The recipes are totally tantalising – and thanks to Su’s guidance, entirely achievable even for novices." – Tim Anderson
"A book of belonging. Food as a love letter to family. Writing as delicious as the recipes." – Allan Jenkins, Observer Food Monthly
Rice Table | bap sang is a collection of 80 recipes showcasing modern, Korean home cooking.
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.
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. In January 2021, she was featured in Waitrose Food magazine as a rising star of the food world and contributed her family recipes under the title 'Home Comfort'. Her domestic kitchen-friendly recipes based on food from her childhood have been well received by editors, food teams and readers for their purposefully simple approach and impactful flavour, and her recipes can also be found in many other food publications including Sainsbury's magazine, Olive magazine and Waitrose Weekend newspaper.
"Scott’s recipes work as both an introduction and a love letter to Korean cooking, and I can’t wait to dive in." - Amelia Schwartz, Food Wine