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

Chef’s Table Season 3 Preview: Meet the Chefs

Food & Wine | Feb 16, 2017

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated documentary series, Chef’s Table, returns for a third season tomorrow (February 17) and will shine the spotlight on six chefs from different corners of the world. Read on to find out about which chefs are getting the star ...

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February 16th, 2017|

Buddhist nun and temple food aficionado invited to Berlin Film Festival

The Hankyoreh | Feb 12, 2017

A Buddhist nun who has led the push for the globalization of South Korean temple cuisine has earned an invitation to the Berlin International Film Festival. Jeong Kwan, who appeared in an episode from Season 3 of the Netflix food ...

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February 12th, 2017|

The Chef’s Table season 3 trailer is here to make your dinner look sad

Independent | Feb 9, 2017

Chef’s Table is pure escapism. It’s completely detached from reality and doesn’t have a shred of self-awareness. It’s a bearded dude exuberantly sprinkling wild micro mushrooms over a piece of elk salted with crystallised ...

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February 9th, 2017|

Michelin-starred Balwoo Gongyang offers delicious temple food

The Korea Times | Feb 3, 2017

Although temple food is respected and loved within Korea, its broader popularity is another question. But after Balwoo Gongyang received one Michelin star in the first Michelin Seoul Guide released last year, it is safe to say temple food may ...

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February 3rd, 2017|

Practice through food: Ven. Sunjae

The Korea Times | Jan 20, 2017

Unlike the rest of the city, Ilwon-dong, deep in southern Seoul, where the Korean Bhiksuni Association building is located, was covered in snow in the second week of January. At a cooking class held inside the building, Ven. Sunjae stood in ...

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January 20th, 2017|

‘Temple food master’ preaches Buddhist way of eating to heal mind, body

Yonhap News | Jan 4, 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Yonhap) -- Many people would agree with the saying that you are what you eat. But how many of them do actually change their eating habits for the better or give serious thought to where their food has come from?

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January 4th, 2017|

Modern, simple dishes define new era of hansik: Fresh Korean food trends emerge after the Michelin Guide makes Seoul debut

Korea Joongang Daily | Nov 23, 2016

Although the arrival of the globally renowned restaurant reviewer the Michelin Guide to Seoul early this month has spawned many debates over whether the starred restaurants deserved to be recognized among locals, it is undisputable that it can provide a sense ...

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November 23rd, 2016|

(Yonhap Feature) Traditional Korean cuisine celebrated in Michelin Guide Seoul 2017

Yonhap News | Nov 10, 2016

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Yonhap) -- Temple food is often associated with the words "bland" and "flavorless," as it is a vegan cuisine that does not contain any garlic, onions or green onions. So Michelin's selection of a humble temple cuisine restaurant among ...

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November 10th, 2016|

Michelin names two 3-star eateries in first Seoul guide

Straits Times | Nov 7, 2016

SEOUL (AFP) - The Michelin food guide unveiled its first Seoul edition on Monday (Nov 7), with two upscale Korean restaurants receiving the coveted three stars, but recognition also for a more humble diner serving up vegetarian temple food.

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November 7th, 2016|

Zen and the art of Korean vegan cooking

The Guardian | Oct 9, 2016

“These are my children,” says Jeong Kwan as she ushers me through her garden. “I know their characters well, but even after all this time, they surprise me every day.” Kwan is a Buddhist nun. But she is also rapidly becoming one of the most ...

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October 9th, 2016|
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