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Ancient cuisine, once spurned, rises again

Korea Joongang Daily | Jun 22, 2016

On the surface, temple food may sound like a questionable choice for the average diner. With its roots in the religious training of Buddhist monks, the cuisine is designed not to excite the palate and, as a result, disrupt meditation.

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June 22nd, 2016|

Taste life with natural Buddhist temple food

Korea Joongang Daily | May 11, 2016

Ugwan Sunim, a Buddhist nun of Gameun Temple in Icheon, Gyeonggi, says ingredients should come first when cooking, rather than taste or presentation. The food Korean monks eat at temples is known for being milder and refraining from too much seasoning.

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May 11th, 2016|

Attaining freedom of mind through temple food

The Korea Times | May 4, 2016

JANGSEONG, South Jeolla Province — The verdure in this southeastern region is so dense and lush that the sunlight seems unable to penetrate through and lingers atop trees. Near the Naejangsan National Park is Baekyang Temple, ...

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May 4th, 2016|

Michelin launching guide in Seoul signals rise of neo-Korean cuisine

CTV News | Mar 19, 2016

News that Michelin will be launching its first hotel and restaurant guide for Seoul is the latest sign pointing to the city's burgeoning fine dining scene and rise of neo-Korean cuisine. In a few weeks, the bustling South Korean ...

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March 19th, 2016|

Buddhist Nun Jeong Kwan Beat Many Odds To Become Recognized Chef

Korea Portal | Oct 21, 2015

Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan is a 59-year-old woman currently residing at the seventh-century Baekyangsa Temple, 169 miles south of Seoul, according to The Daily Meal. Although Kwan lives in a rather secluded area and has no professional ...

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October 21st, 2015|

Is a Buddhist Nun Making the World’s ‘Most Exquisite’ Food?

Eater | Oct 17, 2015

Is a woman with a vegan arsenal of ingredients, a limited audience, and no professional culinary training one of the world's top chefs? This is the question author Jeff Gordinier poses in a profile ...

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October 17th, 2015|

Jeong Kwan, the Philosopher Chef

T Magazine | Oct 16, 2015

‘‘MY PLAYGROUND,’’ Jeong Kwan says. We have come to the edge of her garden on the grounds of the Chunjinam hermitage of the Baekyangsa temple, 169 miles south of Seoul. Kwan is revered around the world for her cooking, but she is first and ...

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October 16th, 2015|

Korean Temple Food Steals the Heart of Paris

The Korea Biz Wire | Oct 7, 2015

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – A special event has been held in Paris, in which Korean traditional temple foods were introduced to the ambassadors of different countries. Under the theme ‘Korea’s Temple Food, Healthy Cuisine ...

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October 7th, 2015|

Int’l slow food fest to kick off in S. Korea in Oct.

Younhap News | Aug 20, 2015

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Aug. 20 (Yonhap) -- An international festival promoting the slow food movement as well as an all-round healthy lifestyle will take place in this provincial city in October, organizers said Thursday, providing a chance to enjoy farm-to-table ...

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August 20th, 2015|

Korean temple cuisine garnering western attention

The Hankyoreh | Aug 5, 2015

Traditional dishes by temple monks are attractive for being clean and suitable for vegetarians. In recent years, Korean temple food has been gaining recognition both as a cuisine that is appropriate for contemporary lifestyle ...

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August 5th, 2015|
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