We had bought some large prawns and crab at a local seafood market. At the beach, our friends took our bounty to an outdoor kitchen … Read more
If you read most Korean food blogs, they will tell you that Koreans don’t eat coriander, aka cilantro. They’ll tell you straight to your face that cilantro and Korean cuisine have never crossed paths before.
As the Ask the Korean blog reported a couple of years ago:
“Korea has never grown cilantro, and cilantro is not a part of Korean cuisine. …
But Korean people’s cilantro-hate is nonetheless interesting, because it is a nice reflection of Korea’s insularity.”
Bean Table is featured in this gorgeous episode of the new Arirang series “Semipermanent.” This is a show that highlights expats in Korea, and it’s … Read more
A couple of months ago, I was on Korea’s Olive TV, which is sort of like Food Network. The show was “You Can Cook,” which is a bunch of guys learning how to cook. The segment I did was with French expat Fabian–who has amazing Korean speaking skills.
You can tell we had a lot of fun making this video. A little behind-the-scenes background…
The producers and I worked together to come up with a recipe. It was a joint effort. No one knew what it was going to taste like before shooting. Fabian was the first person to ever try the dish. But it surprisingly turned out to be very good. I’ll post the recipe on here sometime.
Back when Sarah Lee and I were putting ideas together for our first pop-up restaurant, our friend Linus gave me a call. “Joe, it’s interesting … Read more
Prominent video blogger Noe Alonzo made a video of our Ultimate Korean BBQ Experience tour. Take a look. Make sure to sign up for our … Read more
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 … Read more
Here is the second and final part of the Star King “Cooking King” kimchi jjigae competition where I was on the judging panel. On this … Read more