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BTS isn’t just cooking up hits in the studio, they’re also cooking up a storm in the kitchen. That’s the inspiration behind a new cookbook due out from the band this fall.
Title BTS Cookbook: Tasty Storybookthe color cookbook will feature “recipes of meals cooked and loved by BTS,” according to a teaser video released last week.
According to BTS’s HYBE label, the cookbook came after many fan requests to learn more about some of the dishes the guys were seen eating in their videos and live streams. The cookbook announcement also confirms that yes, the members enjoy cooking for themselves.
With popular Korean dishes like kimchi bibimbap and green onion pancakes, the book will also include more traditional dishes like subjectia type of hand-pulled dough soup, and dak-bokkeumtang, a spicy braised chicken stew usually served over noodles or with rice. The book’s video trailer also teases a lively back-and-forth between the guys over the best way to eat Ramyeonthe Korean version of instant ramen noodles.
The BTS cookbook will contain easy-to-follow recipes and photos of each dish, as well as descriptions of what the dishes are and how they relate to the group. Special QR codes throughout the book will allow readers to access video guides filmed by the members themselves.
“We hope you enjoy every moment as you follow the steps in these recipes, imagining the conversations and feelings of BTS as they prepared these dishes,” reads a description on the cookbook’s Weverse page.
The BTS Cookbook: Tasty Storybook will be available in two versions: a Japanese edition and a Korean edition with English translations. Pre-order your copy now on the Weverse store. The site says the books will start shipping between September 25 and October 10.
Can’t wait until then? Amazon also has unofficial BTS-inspired cookbooks available online. The most popular BTS-inspired cookbook is titled BTS Cookbook: Authentic Korean Dishes Members of World’s Biggest Boy Group Love and offers step-by-step instructions for each recipe as well as details on how each dish relates to BTS.
We like too Cook Korean!, a cookbook in the form of a graphic novel. The New York Times the bestseller offers 64 recipes, including easy-to-prepare recipes bulgogi (marinated beef on rice), gimbap (seaweed rice rolls) and even a beginner’s recipe for making kimchi. Each recipe is accompanied by illustrated instructions and cartoon-style anecdotes.