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George Takei in Korea. Oh My!
May29

George Takei in Korea. Oh My!

George Takei and his husband Brad are touring Korea and Japan to promote the musical Allegiance, about the American interment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and to promote LGBT rights. My friend, the extremely handsome Walter Foreman, interviewed him on TBS eFM for a broadcast this weekend. I woke up early in the morning and trekked into the city to watch. It was a great talk. I sat next to Brad, and we discussed the trip...

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Video: Roy Choi of Kogi Taco Truck

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/40530242[/vimeo] Nice vid here. Filmmaker Fridolin Schoepper created a video about Roy Choi, the much celebrated chef who started the whole Korean taco and food truck craze. Chef Choi will be part of The Avant/Garde Diaries, a show curated by Mike D of the Beastie...

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Re: Michael Hurt
Mar20

Re: Michael Hurt

I’m posting about this because he said it was cool. It hasn’t been announced much publicly on the K-blogosphere. Stalwart of the Korean bloggers, one of my mentors, and one of the pioneers of Korean street fashion photography, Michael Hurt (Yahae, Feetman Seoul, Metropolitician), suffered a stroke earlier this month after returning from a trip to America. It was a few days before he was discovered and taken to the...

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Korean Blogger Profile: Happiend of Happy Lifestyle–The Face BoA Blog

Every day there is a stable of Korean language food blogs I check out to get inspiration and info on restaurants, ingredients and recipes. This is one of the most prolific restaurant bloggers–but the title is confounding. You see, look at the title board. It says, “THE FACE BoA.” That can’t be the title of the blog. It’s a 2008 Japanese album release by Korean pop star BoA. It looks like the blogger took...

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Interview with Delilah Snell of Project Small on Kimchi-making
Sep05

Interview with Delilah Snell of Project Small on Kimchi-making

Delilah Snell, a master food preserver (MFP), taught a class in kimchi-making at the Eat Real Festival in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 29. [See the Sept. 2 post “Korean cuisine rolls into Eat Real Festival 2010, San Francisco Bay area.”] At a stage in the “urban homesteading zone,” Snell spent 19 minutes going through the ingredients and steps in making the commonly recognized spicy Nappa cabbage kimchi (배추 김치 baechu kimchi)....

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Five questions for 'neo-Korean' chef-instructor Youngsun Lee
Sep02

Five questions for 'neo-Korean' chef-instructor Youngsun Lee

Youngsun Lee immigrated to Queens, New York, from Korea when he was 12 years old. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in culinary arts from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. Lee comes from a family of chefs steeped in the history of Korean cuisine. His aunt taught him the fundamentals of Korean royal cuisine, and another member of his family served as a sashimi chef in South Korea’s Blue House (residence of the...

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