Meet James Park, Author of Chili Crisp

Whether you’ve been using chili crisp for years or have never heard of the spicy savory condiment, we invite you to join us virtually on Tuesday, July 23, at 6:30 PM to meet James Park, author of Chili Crisp: 50+ Recipes to Satisfy Your Spicy, Crunchy, Garlicky Cravings. Be sure to register in advance to learn about the deliciousness of chili crisp during this virtual cooking demo!  

Free giveaway copies of Chili Crisp will be available at our libraries on a first come, first-served basis. 

What’s Chili Crisp? 

Chili crisp is a magical ingredient that tingles with heat, crunches with fried garlic and onions and slicks any food with oily goodness. It is both a foodie obsession and a surprise secret weapon for adding spice and depth to any meal. In Chili Crisp, James Park writes a love letter to his favorite ingredient across 50 approachable and adaptable recipes.

Featuring recipes like Savory Morning Oats with Jammy Eggs and Pork Floss to Spiced Sweet Potato Basque Cheesecake, and even Chili Crisp Ice Cream, this cookbook is packed with recipes that will take your love of this spicy ingredient to the next level. If you already love chili crisp, this book is for you. If you're new to the possibilities of chili crisp, this book is for you. With more than 50 recipes, Chili Crisp is here for you, wherever you are on your spicy life journey.  

Get to Know James Park 

“Chili crisp used to be just a spicy condiment that I reached for to make my dishes pop, but it’s now become a fantastic vehicle to connect with others, spread the joy of cooking and eating, and share my Korean flavors and stories.” — James Park

James Park is a culinary producer and food content creator based in Brooklyn. He is professionally trained at the International Culinary Center, and after his culinary school education, he has worked with various food media brands, like The Kitchn, Eater, Food52, BuzzFeed, and more. He shares his love and passion for Korean cuisine and culture, fried chicken, chili crisp, and more. His first cookbook, Chili Crisp, came out in August 2023, and you can find him eating and cooking his feelings at @jamesyworld on social media. 

What Critics and Readers Have to Say 

“It is impossible to find someone more passionate about chili crisp than James Park. Cooking through his book will be the most pleasurable spicy joyride of your life. I am for sure looking forward to it.”—Eric Sze, chef and owner of 886 and Wenwen and the creator of Sze Daddy Chili Sauce  

“Chili Crisp brings me immense joy—not just because of the delicious everyday recipes but also because of the whimsy and delight that Park brings to one of my favorite condiments. Chili Crisp is a love letter to its namesake with a third-culture approach. I cannot wait to wear down my copy over the years!”—Kim Pham, cofounder of Omsom