Press Articles 2017-07-08T13:41:49+00:00

3 Days In…South Korea

successfulmeetings.com | August 4, 2017

A country that preserves its history with an eye on the future. For groups visiting South Korea, here are a few must-visit options. Set in the national park of Mt. Odaesan, Woljeongsa is not just one temple but a complex of several temples, shrines, and tombs...

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August 4th, 2017|

The Most Popular Buddhist Nun Cook — in Manhattan

T Magazine | Jun 27, 2017

On a recent Tuesday morning in June, the Zen Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan bounded across 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue toward Central Park and the French chef Eric Ripert, who stood on the corner patiently waiting. Over 7,000 miles away ...

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June 27th, 2017|

I’m cooking food for the mind

The Korea Times | Jun 4, 2017

JANGSEONG, South Jeolla Province ― You are what you eat, as much as you are what you wear. You are also what you create. For Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan, given the nickname "philosopher chef" by the New York Times, her creation of food reflects ...

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June 4th, 2017|

One of the world’s best chefs says you can taste the love in really good food

PRI | Mar 29, 2017

When Eric Ripert was growing up on the French Riviera, he found his love for food and found that food was love. "I think my mother was giving back some love to her son, which was me, through the cooking that she was doing. She was trying ...

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March 29th, 2017|

New Season of Chef’s Table Kicks Off with Vegan Chef

Veg News | Feb 27, 2017

The new season of popular Netflix original series Chef’s Table debuted with an episode that featured vegan chef Jeong Kwan. Kwan left her home without any possessions at the age of 17 to join the Baekyangsa Temple in South Korea ...

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February 27th, 2017|

Chef’s Table review: sit down for one episode, binge on three

The Irish Times | Feb 23, 2017

Television has a terrible habit of handling our food. Cookery shows have long folded homeliness into coquettishness, chefs would rather be masters, even baking seems off. Is there any way we can leave it to cool? ...

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February 23rd, 2017|

In His Own Words, Eric Ripert Shares How a Buddhist Nun Became One of His Most Important Mentors

People | Feb 21, 2017

As editors, we strive to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. In keeping with that mandate, PEOPLE Food asked award-winning chef and author Eric Ripert to share his story about meeting his mentor and teacher ...

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February 21st, 2017|

We sat down for dinner cooked by one of Chef’s Table Season 3’s chefs

Independent | Feb 20, 2017

The popular Netflix series Chef’s Table added a new ingredient to the cooking show formula when it launched in 2015: each episode profiling a different world-renowned chef. Netflix launched the third season by screening two episodes ...

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February 20th, 2017|

Netflix’s best food show is back — here’s why you should be watching ‘Chef’s Table’

Business Inside | Feb 18, 2017

"Chef's Table" comes from David Gelb, the director behind the gorgeous and inspiring 2012 sushi documentary, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." Gelb — and a crew of other directors — bring a passionate reverence to chefs and their creations that's rarely ...

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February 18th, 2017|

‘Chef’s Table’ Recap: Jeong Kwan

Eater | Feb 18, 2017

The most breathtaking episode of Chef’s Table to date focuses on cooking as a form of communication. Jeong Kwan is a 60-year-old Zen Buddhist nun who prepares vegan meals for her community (and the occasional visitor) at Baekyangsa Temple ...

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February 18th, 2017|
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