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Tteokgalbi in the Wall Street Journal

Tteokgalbi in the Wall Street Journal

Last week, my first ever piece for theWall Street Journal was published. It covers Chef Woo-joong Kwon and his restaurant East Village, which strives successfully to do Korean fine dining. We particularly talk about his restaurant’s signature dish, an upgrade of...
The Coffeeist Manifesto: No More Bad Coffee!

The Coffeeist Manifesto: No More Bad Coffee!

If you have enjoyed my occasional posts about coffee in Korea, you might like my new book, The Coffeeist Manifesto, just released on the Amazon Kindle store. This book contains everything the novice coffee aficionado needs to know about the coffee industry, how to...
Cooking on Olive TV Wednesday

Cooking on Olive TV Wednesday

(Photos courtesy of Fabien Yoon) We don’t have cable in our household because we don’t watch much Korean TV outside of dramas and documentaries. The only reason we’d get cable would be to get Olive TV. Starting out as a sort of fashion-lifestyle...

TED Talk is Online–WATCH!

The talk I did for the worldwide TED talent search is online, along with my Seoul compadres. I talked about the meteoric rise of Korean food. I did have a flub in the middle, but I recovered. Still makes me cringe to see that. You can watch it here–and vote if...

My Footage on Serial Killer Earth (H2 channel)

I’ve just been informed that my footage of last year’s landslide at the EBS studios will be on “Serial Killer Earth,” a series on H2 (I think that means History Channel 2). It will first air on Saturday night (June 30th) and will repeat at...
Video: Star King’s Kimchi Jjigae Competition, part 1

Video: Star King’s Kimchi Jjigae Competition, part 1

As mentioned, I was on the popular program Star King as a judge for their kimchi jjigae competition. Celebrities like K-pop group Super Junior were also on (Super Junior’s leader, Lee Teuk, is one of the hosts). The judge panel itself was composed of big names...

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