Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard


Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard

Talk: Koreatown

Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard will speak about their book "Koreatown". Together, Hong and Rodbard spent over two years traveling to the Koreatowns of the United States, researching the book and interviewing over 100 chefs and business owners. They are true authorities in the exploding Korean food movement in the US and abroad. "Koreatown" is a trailblazing book featuring nearly 100 recipes, essays, profiles and documentary-style photography concentrating on many of the lesser-known aspects of Korean food, drink and culture.

Deuki Hong

Deuki Hong is chef of the smash-hit Korean barbecue restaurant Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong in Manhattan’s Koreatown. He began his cooking career at 15 under Aarón Sanchez at Centrico before heading to the Culinary Institute Of America. He then cooked under David Chang at Momofuku Noodle Bar before two years on the line at Jean-Georges. He's been recognized as an Eater Young Gun.

Matt Rodbard

Matt Rodbard has written about restaurants, chefs, drinks, cooking and music for the past decade. His writing has appeared in Bon Appétit, Travel & Leisure, Men's Journal, Tasting Table, SPIN, and he currently serves as Contributing Editor at Food Republic. He's the author of Korean Restaurant Guide: New York City, a comprehensive guidebook detailing the 40 best Korean restaurants in New York City.

Koreatown: A Cookbook

This is not your average soft-focus "journey to Asia" kind of cookbook. Koreatown is a spicy, funky, flavor-packed love affair with the grit and charm of Korean cooking in America. Koreatowns around the country are synonymous with mealtime feasts and late-night chef hangouts, and Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard show us why with stories, interviews, and over 100 delicious, super-approachable recipes.

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