MAANGCHI ("Hammer" in Korean) was born and raised in South Korea, where she learned the country's traditional dishes from her family. She is the founder-owner of maangchi.com, the top online destination for Korean cooking. Her eponymous YouTube channel has almost 3 million subscribers. She lives in New York City.
"Maangchi's Big Book of Korean Cooking: From Everyday Meals to
Celebration Cuisine is her second book, an even more
comprehensive take on Korean home cooking than the first -- think
Julia Child's iconic Mastering the Art of French Cooking,
but with bibimbap."
"Reading Maangchi's Big Book of Korean Cooking is like being on a WhatsApp chain with my friends' moms. There are photos of ingredients to buy (Sempio soy sauce, tubes of soft tofu) and recipes that go beyond KBBQ (chicken ginseng soup, Korean temple-style vegetables), all in the same tone that makes Maangchi feel like everyone's auntie."
--Elyse Inamine, digital restaurant editor, for Bon Appetit