Our Korean Kitchen
Winner of the:
Our Korean Kitchen is a celebration of the food, culture and flavours of Korea, a cuisine that is fast becoming the biggest trend in the culinary world. Capturing this movement, it introduces us to Korean food through a collection of classic and well-loved dishes. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book will explore the secrets of authentic Korean food. Covering an extensive range of over 100 dishes, from Korean staples such as bibimbap and kimchi to stir-fried spicy squid, sesame & soy-marinated beef and pecan & cinnamon-stuffed pancakes, catering for beginners as well as those with a little more experience of cooking K-Food.
There is also an easy to navigate Korean ingredients glossary, as well as menu ideas and information on the Korean meal.
About the authors
Jordan is an Irish chef, food stylist and author of the bestselling cookbooks ‘The Guilt-Free Gourmet’ and ‘The Natural Food Kitchen’. He was named the winner of the K-Food Festival, a competition searching for the UK’s best Korean chef, and he was also awarded an honorary ambassadorship by the Korean Foreign Ministry to promote Korean food in the UK. Having trained at the Ballymaloe cookery school in his native Ireland, he worked at the Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries restaurant, London. He now divides his time between working as a private chef, writing, food styling and consulting for various food brands and restaurants.
Jordan’s wife, Rejina Pyo, is an award winning fashion designer. Having grown up in Korea, she is very proud of her culinary heritage and is a passionate Korean home cook. She helped introduce Jordan to the wonders of Korean food and ingredients. Having worked for various luxury fashion houses as a womenswear designer, she now runs her eponymous label in London.
The Natural Food Kitchen
Shortlisted for a Guild of Food Writers Award
Following on from his bestselling cookbook The Guilt-Free Gourmet, chef Jordan Bourke is back in the kitchen dishing up more of his signature indulgent, ‘good for you’ food.
The Natural Food Kitchen is a new approach to food and cooking, proving that wholesome food does not have to be bland and unexciting. Showcasing fresh and wholefood ingredients, Jordan’s recipes offer vibrant, seasonal dishes that are made using naturally healthy alternatives to refined flours, dairy and sugar cane, so there’s no missing out.
The emphasis is on healthy, approachable recipes, using wholefood alternatives to refined ingredients, rather than ruling out food groups entirely. The result is a mouth-watering collection of classical, globally inspired recipes with an innovative, healthy twist.
The Guilt-Free Gourmet
Over the last few years, Jordan and his sister Jessica (a nutritional therapist) have regularly been asked by friends, family and clients, what the secret is to their healthy, yet indulgent tasting recipes. So this book is a result of all those requests and will hopefully make it easier for anyone who wants to create comforting and decadent, ‘good for you food’.
Jordan and Jessica are determined to dispel the myth that healthy food always has to be saintly and taste bland, and to show people that they really can, have their cake and eat it too!
All of their recipes offer natural and healthy alternatives to the ingredients that are most commonly associated with weight gain, ill health and food allergies. With Jordan’s experience as a chef at a Michelin star restaurant, he ensures that taste is never compromised, the result is a new way of cooking, bringing together indulgence and health.
Alongside each recipe Jessica brings you interesting nutritional facts, which will show you the power of natural, unprocessed food and the huge impact that it can have on our health. They believe that achieving health through food should be an enjoyable experience, not something that is based on denial. The combination of these recipes and nutritional information will help you to lose weight, feel great and improve your energy.