About Us & Contact Info
WE LOVE FOOD!
This journal relates our adventures in experiencing food in Korea, along with recipes for Korean food and tips for ex-pats living in Korea.
A LITTLE HISTORY
ZenKimchi was started in early 2004. The Food Journal came about because Joe McPherson wrote so much about food in his diary blog that it was becoming a food blog. At the time, there was only one English language food blog in Korea, the original Fatman Seoul, but Mr. Fatman stopped posting in 2005. Joe picked up the slack by creating the ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal in October 2005. ZenKimchi is now Korea’s longest running food blog.
Other Korean food blogs have come along to join us, and it’s a great community. ZenKimchi has been featured in The New York Times, Korean and international newspapers and magazines, all the major Korean TV stations, Lonely Planet and the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal is the only Korean food site linked on Bon Appetit’s Epicurious blog. It was also voted one of the Top Ten Food Blogs of 2011 by the New York based food site Friends Eat. ZenKimchi currently holds a strong presence in social media with the highest number of Twitter followers of any Korean food Twitter account.
Through this site, we have also met some awesome people.
WHO WE ARE
We love hearing from readers, especially the ones who think the journal is the wittiest, most informative site on the Internets.
NOTE: Joe is available for interviews and projects if:
- It is about food and professional life, not personal life.
- ZenKimchi does not need to recruit people to appear.
- ZenKimchi does not need to find locations for shooting.
- An English speaker/interpreter is provided.