Food Network Star Hopeful Makes NY Times 2011 Notable Cookbook List

by in Books, November 30th, 2011

debbie leeEvery year, a new batch of cookbooks hits store shelves. Some bad and some good, but only a handful (or 19 if you agree with The New York Times) rise to the top and really shine.

You’ll see a familiar name while browsing their list: Former Food Network Star (season five) contestant Debbie Lee‘s cookbook, Seoultown Kitchen: Korean Pub Grub to Share With Family and Friends, made the Times list with glowing reviews.

Debbie’s small plates, cocktails and Asian-inspired comfort classics make Korean food accessible. Sure, you might not be able to pronounce some of the ingredients, but we bet her beer-heavy recipes will make fans out of even her biggest haters.

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Comments (7)

  1. Tom Connors says:

    What has happened to the Iron Chef program?????????????? First you dropped Emeril Lagassa and now the Iron Chef. I can't stand Restaurant Impossible. I used to watch the 6 and 7PM shows but now never watch Food Network.

    • ash says:

      Iron Chef is still on. I normally watch on Sunday's, but it's also replayed throughout the week.

      Emeril is on the Hallmark Channel now. His show is great!

  2. southernvegan says:

    She had to go to a different media giant to get a fair shake. FN is getting too big of a head and making some bad programming decisions as of late. How many are tired of the weekly line up that is played 3 different times a day and then 3 different times after midnight. Can you say boring! No wonder fans are wandering to different networks to get the foodie fix.

  3. deena says:

    Debbie Lee was a Next Food Network Xtar contestant, not Iron Chef everyone, although I do agree with the comments about FN as a whole. They need more focused and diverse programming

  4. Roy says:

    She is obese!

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