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Banchan Workshop #13 Kimchi

10 21 17

I had my last workshop of the year at Neighbor’s backyard last month. It was definitely one of most memorable workshop. I had the pleasure of teaching most enthusiastic and committed people eager to learn about art and culture of making kimchi. I’ve hosted few other kimchi workshops before but this was the first time we made whole Napa cabbage kimchi and Korean radish kimchi in its most traditional and classic form. We had a blast and here is a quick photo recap from that day. Don’t forget to check out the printable Kimjang Guidelines at the bottom of this post! Kimjang means special day dedicated to make large quantities of kimchi to preserve for long Winters in Korea. Kimjang was listed as UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2013.

Love this shelf with eclectic goodies from Neighbor shop and cabbages and radishes for the kimchi workshop.

I love the unintended Fall foliage happening in Neighbor’s backyard bar kitchen and pretty line up of Kimchi ingredients for the class.

Kimchi stuffing and applying layer by layer.

Seasoning the cube radishes. So easy!

Download Kimjang Guidelines printables HERE!

All Photography by Sarah M. Park


Banchan Workshop #12 Soup & Stew

10 09 17

I’m beginning to feel the full swing of Fall in the air. My favorite season. In Korean culture, we call this season, a season of reading (독서의 계절). Have you heard of this? Maybe because the weather is just perfect to snuggle into warm blanket, a cup of tea in your hand. Are you a reader? I’m not. I’m just not a avid reader. I usually have to be mesmerized by its first chapter in order to finish the entire book. Since it’s a season of reading, I feel inspired to read more. Do you have good recommendation for me?

Fall is also a season for soups & stews. I love the feeling of crisp air and chilly mornings and nights. You can make comfy creamy soup, brothy noodle soup, hearty vegetable soup. They all sound good to me. I recently hosted another workshop around the theme of Korean soup & stews (jjigae). We focused on learning how to make a simple healing bean sprouts soup (recipe) and super tasty gochujang stew (recipe). Here is a quick photo recap from that day. I’m loving the darker moody photos here.

All Photography by Sarah M. Park


Banchan Workshop #11 Healthful Korean Brunch

09 12 17

Can you believe we are already in the middle of September? You know, I missed the summer. I missed the quiet and relax mornings, no-driving-my-kids-around-everywhere, no homework. I have to say, it’s been so tough past couple of weeks trying to get the kids settled into new school year. Nathan started middle school and we had to go through the whole hoopla of being on a waitlist to get into school that we wanted (which we didn’t) and finding alternative school for him to be at. I’ve never felt so stressed out about school stuff. Anyways, I’m happy that we can put that behind us now and move forward. So here I’m finally getting around to write a recap about the private workshop I hosted back in July. I invited few of my friends around the theme of healthy Korean brunch. My good friend, Lisa was kind enough to open up her home for us. Every and each one of our workshops are special to me but if you ask me to pick my favorite, I think it will have to be this one. I mean who doesn’t like to be served with warm and healthy brunch!

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