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Quick & Easy Korean Cooking Podcast

Thursday, May 7, 2009 | 6:30 PM
On May 7, 2009, Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee, author of Eating Korean: From Barbecue to Kimchi, Recipes from my Home, visited The Korea Society to speak about about her latest cookbook, Quick & Easy Korean Cooking (Chronicle Books). Lee is also the author of several travel guides and her writing has been featured in Food and Wine, Eating Well, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Whole Life Times, the… Read More

Making the Kimchi Chronicles

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | 6:30 PM
Join Eric Rhee, producer, and Marja Vongerichten, host and wife of world famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, for an evening of conversation and a behind the scenes look at The Kimchi Chronicles. Through visits to markets and homes around the Peninsula, the 13-episode show—to air on PBS—explores traditional Korean cuisine, markets, and popular tourist destinations. Green tea will be served courtesy of AMOREPACIFIC.   Tuesday, May 3 Making the Kimchi Chronicles… Read More
The Korea Society welcomes Marja Vongerichten, star of the new PBS series Kimchi Chonicles and wife of famed chef Jean-Georges, as she cooks and shares recipes from her newly released cookbook, The Kimchi Chronicles: Korean Cooking for an American Kitchen. The cookbook, available at the event, includes a recipe for every dish featured in the documentary as well as original dishes with a lighter, modern flair, revealing how the flavors… Read More

Korean Food in the Digital Age

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | 6:00 PM
Rising culinary entrepreneurs—Food Network finalist Debbie Lee, Edward “3d” Song of Korilla BBQ, and Steve Porto from Asiadog—discuss the unique demands of food-trucks and mobile kitchens, new-generation customers, and inspirations found in Korean culinary culture. Fostering a multicultural palate by combining traditional and new ingredients—and employing the latest digital and social media—these young chefs and restaurateurs introduce fresh approaches to Korean cuisine, adapt start-ups in a fast-changing marketplace, and share… Read More

Korean Cuisine Workshop: The Art of Kimchi

Friday, October 28, 2011 | 6:00 PM
Learn to make cabbage, radish, cucumber and white cabbage Kimchi during this four session hands-on workshop at The Korea Society. Korean Chef Haelin Lee also demonstrates how to prepare various types of banchan, or side dishes, to accompany Kimchi at any Korean meal. Haelin Lee, a student of Master Jungyoung Sun, is a dynamic, young and accomplished traditional Korean chef, catering to clientele in New York and New Jersey.   Every Friday, October 7-28, 2011… Read More

An Evening with the Bibimbap Backpackers

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 | 6:30 PM
Did you ever dream of quitting your job and traveling the world? Well, the Bibimbap Backpackers did just that. Come meet these five travellers who journeyed to 4 continents, 15 countries, and 22 cities in over 8 months in pursuit of their goal of introducing Korean food by serving “100 tables” of bibimbap. New York is the backpackers’ final destination and they will visit The Korea Society to share their… Read More

Korean Flavor Exposed with Angelo Sosa

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 6:30 PM
Restaurateur and Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa brings Korean spices to his award-winning cuisine in his first cookbook, Flavor Exposed, 100 Global Recipes from Sweet to Salty, Earthy to Spicy. A collaboration with renowned food and health writer Suzanne Lenzer, Flavor Exposed was inspired by Sosa’s travels in Asia, and lists recipes according to his own “Flavor Map” of ingredients. Sosa, a student of chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Alain Ducasse,… Read More
Learn to make two complete traditional vegetarian Korean meals during this two session hands-on workshop and demonstration at Whole Foods Market (Bowery Culinary Center). Chef Haelin Lee, a student of Blue House chef and Korean Master Jungyoung Sun, is a dynamic, young and accomplished traditional Korean chef, catering to clientele in the New York area. Chef Lee will demonstrate how to prepare various types of Korean banchan, or side dishes and how to… Read More

An Evening with Hooni Kim, Chef-Owner of Danji

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | 6:30 PM
Hooni Kim elevated Korean cuisine in New York City when he opened his restaurant Danji in December of 2010, and promptly received a Michelin star in 2011 for his inspired traditional, as well as modern, Korean food. Danji was conceived as a Korean tapas bar and The New York Times described his small plates as “magical,” “luscious,” and “pretty great” while praising him as a “terrific cook.” Hear how Hooni… Read More

Kimchi and Wine: Where Fermentation Roads Meet

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 6:30 PM
Lauryn Chun, founder of Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi, launches her new book, The Kimchi Cookbook: 60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi, at The Korea Society on Wednesday, November 28. A superb introduction to making kimchi, the evening will inspire you to try Chun’s inventive Kimchi-inspired recipes, like Kimchi Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs, and make many different kinds of kimchi at home. Lauryn, joined by Tara Q. Thomas, Senior Editor for Wine… Read More
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