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Cecilia Lee

Cecilia Lee
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In the art world Cecilia is known for public art projects, as well as painting and photography and has exhibited worldwide.

Cecilia Lee
Cecilia's Featured Recipe
Mixed Rice Bowl

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Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is an award-winning chef, writer and artist, who specializes in fine arts, illustration, photography and design. She writes about food, travel, arts, culture and pretty much anything that isn't “hard news.”

 

She has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Asian Pacific American Journal, Whole Life Times, Food & Wine magazine, Eating Well and various other publications.

 

Cecilia’s book Eating Korean explores the cuisine of her homeland, presenting a picture of everyday Korean life. Her other two cook books are Quick and Easy Korean Cooking, and Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking. Recipes from her books appeared in Food & Wine’s annual Best of the Best cookbooks for two consecutive years.

 

Cecilia’s websites: www.littlececilia.com & http://www.eatingkorean.com.

 

Latest Recipes

Toasted Sesame Seeds

When it comes to making your own Toasted Sesame Seeds, this recipe couldn't get any easier! This recipe only has one ingredient and won't take long to make, either. After you're finished the toasting portion of the recipe and the seeds are completely cooled, you can store them for future use, too. The seeds can be used in a multitude of sauces and other dishes, including this recipe for Seasoned Soy Sauce. The next time you feel like whipping up a side dish or main entree, you'll be glad this recipe is on hand and ready to use!

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Red Bean Porridge

According to old customs, red bean porridge is eaten on the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice (Dongji). Bowls of red bean por...

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Mixed Rice Bowl

Every cook has a different way of making his or her own bibim bap. This recipe may seem complicated at first glance, but it really isn’t....

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Seasoned Chili Paste

Used to season such dishes as Mixed Rice Bowl (Bibim Bap), Yangnyum Gochujang can also be served as a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables ...

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Sweet Rice Balls

Sweet rice balls are used in soups and porridges or can make an easy dessert or snack when coated with cinnamon, soybean powder, or sesam...

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Quick Kimchi

This recipe is easy to make with readily available ingredients and without a lot of prep work. Because all the vegetables are sliced into...

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Cucumber Kimchi

Very popular in our household, it was also chosen as a Top Ten Recipe of the Year in 1999 by the Los Angeles Times food staff. It’s a won...

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Green Onion Pancakes

Eaten as a snack, appetizer or meal, the secret to making any jun crispy is to use very cold water in the batter. Rice flour gives it a s...

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Seasoned Soy Sauce

A popular dipping sauce, it can also be used for seasoning vegetables, fish, and meat. It also makes a nice accompaniment to some noodle ...

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Vinegar Soy Sauce

Another popular dipping sauce, it is usually served with dumplings and other dishes.

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Spicy Beef Soup

This traditional dish is a wonderfully spicy soup for cold weather. It may seem like a lot of green onions, but once they are cooked, you...

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Spicy Hot Chicken Soup

Yookgaejang is usually made with shredded beef; however, chicken is substituted here. Hot chicken-based soups are thought to prevent illn...

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Tofu Hot Pot

Soon dubu is made from very soft, silky tofu, usually in a stone pot (ddook baegi). If you don’t have a stone pot, a metal one will work ...

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Beef Stock

Beef stock is used in beef-based Korean soups. Although some of the beef used to make the stock is often used in the soup itself, there i...

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Fresh Dumpling Skins

Nothing beats the flavor and texture of homemade dumpling skins. Although it is more labor intensive, dumpling skins aren’t difficult to ...

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Fried Meat Dumplings

Mandu make a nice light lunch, appetizer, or snack. Although you can really fill them with anything you want, the traditional way is to m...

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Grilled Eel

A favorite in Korean barbecue joints, this slightly sweet flavor is a wonderful seasoning for eel. Choose fresh, live eels if possible. O...

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Spicy Stir-Fried Squid

This spicy dish is a delicious way of serving squid. Although this dish is already spicy, like most Korean banchan, it’s usually served w...

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Red Bean Paste

Although I’m not a huge fan of red bean, it is an essential ingredient in many Korean sweets. You can buy canned sweetened red bean paste...

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Red Bean Ice Dessert

A refreshing summertime treat, pot bingsoo is a wonderful alternative to your everyday snow cone.

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