From The Dong-a Ilbo:

The Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry will promote the establishment of Korean culinary academies worldwide that can compete with the world’s best cooking schools, such as Le Cordon Bleu of France.


Well, at least their hearts are in the right places. They obviously didn’t heed the interview of me in their own trade mag.

Oh, and here’s a choice quote:

“In fancy Japanese restaurants in New York, a person can pay up to 400 dollars for a meal but no Korean restaurant so far can say the same,” Yoon said. “I will make Korean food, which has great taste, style, meaning and culture, a favorite of people around the world.”

Um, yeah, well, Japanese restaurants stock this tuna.

(image from LeeLeFever’s Flickr Photostream)

Korean restaurants tend to stock this tuna.

(image from Telstar Logistics’ Flickr Photostream)

Besides, obviously Mr. Yoon has never heard of the popular Momofuku restaurants in New York, where Korean food can get quite pricey.

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