Korean food fans

David Lebovitz

Here is my mini interview with a blogger David Lebovitz and photos of Korean dishes that he made!

1. What is your name and where do you live?
David Lebovitz, and I live in Paris. Before I moved to France, I lived in San Francisco for twenty years.

2. What do you do  ?
I was a pastry chef and professional baker for many years, but now I write cookbooks and have a food blog, like you!

radish kimchi (called kkakdugi)

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
Since I do a lot of baking, it’s nice to have spicy and garlicy food for dinner. So I always keep a batch of kimchi in my refrigerator…or on my roof, in the winter. It’s great, since I can make a quick meal of kimchi fried rice or bibimbap with some fresh tofu, grilled chicken or pork, some seaweed, shredded vegetables, and a fried farm egg on top. To me, that’s the perfect meal after a day of baking.

bibimbap: He used lots of mushrooms! yummy!

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
I love pickled cucumber banchan (oijangajji) the most, although I’ve not seen the Kirby cucumbers that you use in Paris. Korean food is just becoming better known here, and although we have a few Korean markets, some of the ingredients are hard to find. But that’s part of the fun. I enjoy discovering new places and Asian markets.

Pan-fried tofu (dubu ganjang jorim) is another quick favorite dish; I found a place that makes their own tofu in Paris, which was  one of those wonderful discoveries. And the sweet and crispy chicken (dakgangjeong) wings are terrific.

Pan-fried tofu in soy sauce
( buckwheat noodles and greens !)

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make?
Everyone loved the sweet and crispy chicken wings. Good wings cross all borders and cultures; Korean, American, and French. Who can resist caramelized, spiced chicken wings? If you want to see normally-reserved Parisians pick up their food with their fingers…and lick them afterward…this is the dish!

dakgangjeong (sweet and crispy chicken)

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5 Comments:

  1. jema paris My profile page joined 12/12
    Posted December 9th, 2012 at 1:03 pm | # |

    I just joing this magnifique blog, and i will see for sure David’s one.
    I lived in Seoul, Gunsan and Jeju, well korea for 5 year (long story and living in paris now)
    and I always cook Kfood just by taste. Im so happy I found your recipies on line!!!!
    I Would love if you upload Nacchi bulgogi and Korean Crab cold dish :))))
    I can share with you some of my family Peruvian Recipies to thanks you :)

  2. milgwimper My profile page joined 1/11
    Posted April 4th, 2011 at 10:42 am | # |

    Two of my favourite bloggers. :) That would be cool if you met up in Paris. :)

  3. ck5 My profile page joined 4/11
    Posted April 1st, 2011 at 12:38 pm | # |

    Wow, I love David Lebovitz’s recipes! Two of my favourite sources for recipes: David Lebovitz and Maangchi!

  4. Tuty My profile page joined 5/09
    Posted February 10th, 2010 at 2:19 am | # |

    How neat…

    Perhaps, you can have a meet-up in Paris ;-)


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