60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi

Kimchi is not just cabbage! Using the traditional kimchi-making season as her guide and focusing on produce at its peak, Lauryn Chun, founder of Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi, shows you how to create both robust winter kimchi and light summer pickles!

With sixty recipes and beautiful photographs that will have you hooked on kimchi’s unique crunch and heat, The Kimchi Cookbook takes the champagne of pickles to new heights. Scroll down for an excerpt including recipes.


“This book is a great resource for kimchi lovers. It is filled with family stories, basic preparation techniques, and mouthwatering recipes for dozens of kimchi varieties.”

SANDOR ELLIX KATZ, author of The Art of Fermentation

“If you thought that cabbage was the be-all and end-all of kimchi, Lauryn Chun will quickly prove you wrong. From the quick satisfaction of Cucumber and Chive Kimchi to long-aged bachelor radishes, this book will have you fermenting every season’s vegetable crop, and then show you inventive ways to cook with what you make.”

Willy Blackmore, Los Angeles editor of TastingTable.com

“The Kimchi Cookbook is a worthwhile kitchen roadmap for everyone who knows the allure of fermented cabbage, or for those looking to be initiated.”

PETER MEEHAN, editor of Lucky Peach

Upcoming Book Events

Kimchi Happy Hour with MILKimchi at Astor Center
Friday, January 11th 6:30-8:00PM
Enjoy signature dishes from Lauryn’s The Kimchi Cookbook and specially selected wines from the wine gurus at Astor Center. Lauryn will be on hand to sign books and discuss pairing wines that flatter the pungent complexity of the “champagne of pickles”. Learn More

Kimjang at New Amsterdam Market with Lauryn Chun
Sunday, December 16th 1:00-2:00PM
In this communal workshop, Lauryn will teach traditional ways of making kimchi including brining and stuffing cabbage with chile paste and ways of storing and fermenting kimchi the old-fashioned way. Bring your own quart-sized jar and you’ll have your very own kimjang kimchi to take home! A portion of the ticket price will go toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. Learn More

Cookbook Signing & Meet the Author at Jimmy’s No. 43
Wednesday, December 5th 7:00-9:00PM
Join us at Jimmy’s where Lauryn will be signing cookbooks and sharing some favorites from the book like grilled kimchi sandwiches, cornmeal kimchi pancakes, vegan coleslaw. A portion of the ticket price will go toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. Learn More

“Kimchi & Wine: Where Fermentation Roads Meet” at The Korea Society
Wednesday, November 28th 6:30-8:30PM
Lauryn Chun will be joined by Tara Q. Thomas, Senior Editor for Wine & Spirits, to discuss The Kimchi Cookbook as well as pair different types of kimchi with a selection of wines. Enjoy a guided tasting, and leave with an appreciation for live-culture foods and an understanding of how to match food with wine!
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