Appearing at Church of the Redeemer | 10:00 am – 10:45 am
About the author
Eric Kim, the son of two Korean immigrants, grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and is a New York Times columnist. Food has always been central to his story. From Friday-night Korean barbecue with his family to hybridized Korean-ish meals for one, Kim cooks and writes in his tiny New York City apartment. In his debut cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home, Kim shares these recipes alongside insightful, touching stories and stunning images shot by photographer Jenny Huang.
MFOB featured book: Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home
Playful, poignant, and vulnerable, Eric Kim’s debut cookbook, Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home, includes essays on subjects ranging from the life-changing act of leaving home and returning as an adult, to what Thanksgiving, complete with a full holiday menu, means to a first-generation family—all while teaching readers about the Korean pantry, the history of Korean cooking in America, and the importance of white rice in Korean cuisine. In this book of recipes and thoughtful insights, especially about his mother, Jean, Kim divulges not only what it means to be Korean American but how, through food and cooking, he found acceptance, strength, and the confidence to own his story.