ZenKimchi in the Media

Articles, TV shows, and radio shows that we have made or have been featured in

ZenKimchi has been featured in and has consulted for media such as Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, The New York Times, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Lonely Planet: Korea, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and the Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show. We have also written for or Plate Magazine, Yonhap News Agency, 10 Magazine, SEOUL Magazine, The Korea Herald, Newsweek Korea, The JoongAng Daily, The Korea Times, Walkerhill Magazine, and Korea.kr. We were voted into the Top Ten Best Blogs of 2011 by FriendsEat and one of the top ten best Korea blogs in 10 Magazine.


TVParts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain [TBA, Worldwide (CNN)]Consultant/Fixer
 TVFar Flung with Gary Mehigan [TBA, Australia]On-air Talent
 TVGizzi Erskine Project [TBA, UK]Consultant/On-air Talent
 TVFood Paradise International [TBA, USA (Travel Channel)]Consultant/Fixer/On-air Talent
 NewspaperThe New York Times, “Korea’s Fish Special: A Delicate Mix of Outhouse and Ammonia” [June 2014]Quoted

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BlogEat Cook Explore, “Eating Korean at Taste of London 2014” [June 2014]Mentioned
 MagazineConde Nast Traveler [April 2014, USA, Fixer]Fixer
NewspaperThe Korea Times, “How Joe McPherson became Korean food ‘expert‘” [February 2014]Interviewed
 NewspaperThe Washington Post, A food warrior looks back on 2013” [December 2013]Source
  TVChef on the Road (with Ryan Clift) [Fall/Winter 2013, Worldwide (Nat Geo Channel)]Consultant/Fixer/On-air Talent
  BlogChopsticks + Marrow, “ZenKimchi’s Joe McPherson Digs Down-home Korean, BBQ Sauce” [March 2013]Interviewed
 Blog Korea Blogs, “Interview: Joe McPherson of ZenKimchi” [October 2012]Interviewed
중앙일보Newspaper중앙일보 JoongAng Ilbo, Korean version [2013-2014]Opinion Columnist
 Speech TED Talent Search “The meteoric rise of Korean food” [June 2012]Speech
 TVStar King [May 2012, Korea (SBS)] Cooking Contest Judge
 Podcast AsiaTalks Podcast “Food in Asia Podcast” [May 2012]Interviewed
TV Kimchi Chronicles [June 2011, USA (PBS)]Consultant
Joemag1 cover 798x10241 ZenKimchi in All Korean Issue of Plate MagazineMagazine Plate Magazine [January 2011, USA]Article & Recipe Writer
 Book  Lonely Planet Korea and Lonely Planet Seoul [last two editions]Source
TV 생방송 오늘 Fresh Broadcast Today [December 2010, Korea (KBS)]Interviewed
 TV런낭맨 Running Man, “Korea House” [November 2010, Korea (SBS)]Cooking Contest Judge
 MagazineTravel + Leisure Southeast Asia [September 2010, Southeast Asia]Source/Featured
HarpersBazaar1 Joe in Harper's BazaarMagazineHarper’s Bazaar Korea [August 2010, Korea]Featured
 TV “Today’s Blog” [August 2010, Korea (Arirang TV)]Featured
 TV사랑해요 Korea (I Love You, Korea) [July 2010, Korea (SBS)]Featured
주간조선 로고MagazineChosun Weekly [April 2010, Korea]Featured
tedxseoullogo1 TEDx Seoul and KOTESOL Talks SpeechTEDx Seoul “How to Promote Korean Cuisine Overseas” [March 2010, Korea]Speech
 NewspaperThe JoongAng Daily, “Foreign foodies flock to the web” [February 2010, Korea]Featured
 RadioKBS World, Seoul Scene with Matt Kelley [February 2010, Worldwide]Interviewed
RadioPeter Greenberg Worldwide [December 2009, Worldwide] Interviewed
 MagazineNewsweek Korea [September 2009, Korea]Opinion Column
NewspaperThe Korea Times, “Foreign Foodies Generate Strong Following” [July 2009, Korea]Featured
 TV30분 다쿠 30-minute Documentary [May 2009, Korea (KBS)]Featured
 TV Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern [April 2009, USA (Travel Channel)]Consultant/Fixer
 Newspaper The New York Times, “The Weird, Wild and, Ultimately, Sublime” [July 2008]Source
 Magazine  Korea AgraFood, “Korea – Sweet home away from home” [July 2008]Interviewed
 Newspaper  The New York Times, “Koreans Share Their Secret for Chicken With a Crunch” [February 2007]Quoted

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