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Lee Choong Hoo, the Youngest Chef to Helm a Michelin Star Kitchen in Seoul

Let’s wind the clock back to 2007. There was a young aspiring chef, fresh out of the military and looking to travel abroad to study Western cuisine. He...

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In the Pursuit of Perfection: Noh Jin Seong (Dining in Space)
Perched on the scenic top floor of Arario Museum in Seoul’s historic quarter, Dining in Space is a modern classic French restaurant which received a Michelin...
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Tête-à-Tête with Frédéric Eyrier of Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul
Frédéric Eyrier, chef de cuisine at Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul, joined the French contemporary restaurant in June, 2012, four years after it opened on the...
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[Interview] Plating Up the Essence of Korean Cuisine: Kim Byung-jin of Gaon
Kim Byung-jin of the three-starred Michelin restaurant Gaon has a passion for Korean cuisine like no other. Inspired by dishes and flavors from centuries...
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The Rise Of New Korean Gastronomy
One of the most vibrant food cultures in the world, a new generation of young chefs is leading the charge in South Korea and beyond. Making waves at home...
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[Interview] Two-Star Owner Chef Professes His One True Love for Korean Cuisine
Kwon Woo Joong comes from a family of talented chefs. In the 1960s, when the now-ubiquitous English term “owner chef” was yet unheard of in Korea, his ...
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A Celebration of Spring by ‘La Cime’ Osaka & ‘Mingles’ Seoul
Two Chefs, Two Restaurants On Inspiration Yusuke Takada/ La Cime, Osaka: “I am inspired by the pristine nature of my hometown (Amami Island). I am keen...
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At Seoul’s 1-Star Exquisine, There Are No Rules, Just Exquisite Food
In any territory, the pending release of the latest Michelin guide prompts a flurry of excitement across the culinary world. The media will be quick to...
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Korea’s most beloved comic book artist says his last supper is Pyeongyang Naengmyeon
Huh Young-man. Korea’s beloved comic book artist, gourmet, Korean food expert, wine enthusiast, classical music buff, mountaineer and yachtsman. There ...
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Meet Park Kyung-Jae, the Chef of Seoul’s 2-Michelin-Starred ‘Kojima’
Chef Park Kyung-jae is a man of few words. He says he prefers to let his food speak for itself. His reticence, however, does not stem from aloofness. Rather...
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Yannick Alléno on Sauces, Breaking the Rules and ‘STAY’ Seoul
Yannick Alléno likes to question things. Why stick with one way when there is another that yields far better results? Then begins the inexhaustible research...
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7 Questions with Lee Jong Guk (Plus His Winter Fish Recipe)
Lee Jong Guk is widely regarded as a pioneer of modern Korean haute cuisine. From the beautiful morsels of amuse bouche presented on delicate white porcelain...
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One-Star ‘Joo-ok’ Chef Defines Korean ‘Contemporary’ Cuisine
Korean contemporary cuisine, modern Korean cuisine, new Korean cuisine. These terms are tossed around with increased frequency in the local dining scene...
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An Argentine’s Love Affair with Korean Cuisine
Chef Federico Heinzmann and the Venerable Sunjae The number of foreign chefs in Korea is on the rise, but the chances of finding them dishing up authentic...
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