“Kimchi Chronicles” premieres at the Korean Cultural Center
What more do you need when your husband is famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose lamb chops with black trumpet mushrooms and caramelized foie gras helped win him three Michelin stars and several James Beard awards? Apparently, nothing can compare to mom’s cooking. And in Marja Vongerichten’s case, it’s her Korean mother’s traditional dishes like bulgogi and bibimbap.
It’s a 13-series half-hour-long show—a part travelogue, part food fantasy and part documentary about self-discovery through Vongerichten’s native cuisine—because after all, you are what you eat.
It’ll be interesting to see Chef Vongerichten take a sidekick role, and how the culinary adventure may influence his kitchens.
Perhaps we might even see a Korean-French dish in one of Chef Vongerichten’s restaurants soon. Roast squab with kimchi jus, anyone?
The “Kimchi Chronicles” premiere screening and panel discussion will be held 6:30 p.m. at the Korean Cultural Center on Wilshire Blvd. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
-- By Sophia Lee
File photo of kimchi by Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times