Category Archives: Workshop


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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Banchan Workshop #10 Pantry & Banchan

07 10 17

I was so happy to be back at Neighbor‘s backyard last month to host workshop/pop-up event. Neighbor store has been undergoing some renovations in their backyard to accommodate hosting events. In addition to most adored shed, they have built a bar kitchen! It’s perfect for doing cooking demos, to serve drinks and bites. Workshop was all about basic pantry and banchan. I’m thinking this should have been the first part in the year of ‘Back-to-Basic’ series but even with some shuffling of order, I’m very glad I was able to share this content. See more highlights from this event below. Read More