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THIS WEEK: Gary Mehigan Tastes Korea

THIS WEEK: Gary Mehigan Tastes Korea

Australian TV will broadcast “Far Flung with Gary Mehigan” this week, where he will visit South Korea. I got to spend an evening and morning with Chef Mehigan in Jeonju, as we discussed bibimbap. For those who were following back then, this was while I was...
New Gig: Arirang’s “Korea Today”

New Gig: Arirang’s “Korea Today”

Starting a few weeks ago, I took over the “Korea Eats” segment on Arirang’s morning show, “Korea Today.” It’s my first regular live TV gig. In the ’90s, I was used to being the person being behind the camera, working at a news...
The Rise of the Sandwich… and Ghosts?

The Rise of the Sandwich… and Ghosts?

The cover story in the April issue of Groove is about the rise of sandwiches in Seoul (p. 36). Any expat here has experienced that odd creature that is the Korean sandwich. It’s where sandwich art goes to die. Ham, cheese, and strawberries. BLT with tartar...
ON TV: ZenKimchi on “Chef on the Road”

ON TV: ZenKimchi on “Chef on the Road”

I’m a little late reporting this. THAT’S HOW BUSY I’VE BEEN HERE!! Channel: National Geographic Channel Show: “Chef on the Road” Host: Chef Ryan Clift (Tippling Club, Singapore) THE PLOT Award-winning chef Ryan Clift has five days to...
San Francisco-area food documentary to feature Koreafornia Cooking

San Francisco-area food documentary to feature Koreafornia Cooking

Koreafornian Cooking will star in a food-culture documentary on San Francisco Bay–area Korean cable television station, set to air in late October. San Jose, Calif.-based KEMS-TV broadcasts on cable channel 197 in most of the San Francisco Bay area. Beside original...
Tammy's interview with Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ

Tammy's interview with Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ

On Sept. 11, I spent an hour of my day interviewing Roy Choi of Kogi BBQ. Choi discussed his soon-to-be-released biography, Flavor! Napa Valley and his opinion on pairing Korean foods with wine, the marketing of Korean cuisine and advice for the next generation of...

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