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Selected publications

  • Booklist: Food and Drink (28 titles)
    • Suhyung Lee at Crispins: an oasis in a desert

      Six months after the start of the national lockdown, when we’d been starved of food, companionship and conviviality for half of the year, the one-night pop-up event at Crispins in Spitalfields, featuring Korean chef Suhyung Lee, was like an oasis in the desert. Yes, there was the prospect of some interesting Korean-inspired dishes – we’d … [Read More]

      Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

      Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, … [Read More]

      An introduction to be-oom tea shop and garden

      와우! be-oom is a new addition to London’s tea scene, serving hand-picked Korean teas sourced from small farms in the Boseong and Hadong regions. They also sell tea ceramics and run Korean tea tasting and tea blending events (see Facebook page for dates). Their tea house in the vibrant Exmouth Market offers a peaceful ‘garden’ … [Read More]

      The annual Harvest Fest moves online

      Congratulations to the organisers of the annual Korean Harvest Fest for putting something so enticing together in these difficult times. The Chuseok celebrations organised by Korean British Cultural Exchange have moved online this year. Plans for screenings in the heard of Koreatown (New Malden) have had to be shelved at the last minute because of … [Read More]

      The World Korean Food Festival 2020

      We just found out about this fortnight-long food event in New Malden in September via a post on the KCC’s Facebook page. After a frantic bout of messaging various Korean contacts to get further details, I received a copy of a kakaotalk image, which is embedded in the post below. As you can see, it’s … [Read More]

      Korean food under lockdown

      As the UK Covid-19 lockdown was announced back in March, what was one of the many concerns for me? The fact that I wouldn’t be able to go to a Korean restaurant for a samgyeopsal feast for the foreseeable future, obviously. So I began to plan for second best. While, somehow, samgyeopsal always tastes best … [Read More]

      Making and Sharing Kimchi Project: the 2019 Kimjang Festival

      The culmination of many months’ preparation is here. Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi is a project made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. It involves recording, archiving and distributing 20 authentic kimchi recipes and personal Kimjang experiences from North, South and Chinese-Korean residents, and hosting an annual Kimjang Festival on New Malden High … [Read More]

      Korean cookery event at Westminster Kingsway college

      This one is likely to be popular. Book early to avoid disappointment. Korean K-Cuisine Event Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am – 1pm Westminster Kingsway College | Victoria Centre | Vincent Square | London SW1P 2PD Tickets £50 | Book tickets Are you aged 16+ and interested in all things Korean? With K-Pop speading across the … [Read More]

      Makgeolli-making class at the KCC

      This class is bound to be popular. Book early to avoid disappointment. Traditional Korean Winemaking Class Monday 29 July 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ KCCUK Reserve your place here Tae-Yeol Kim is a traditional liquor ambassador, appointed by the Korean Traditional Alcohol Association as well as being the recipient of several international awards … [Read More]

      Cooking with North Korean Refugees

      Thu 7 February 2019 18:30 – 21:30 GMT Organised by Connect: North Korea Tickets £43.23 | Book via EventBrite We’re delighted to announce ‘Cooking with North Korean Refugees’ is back! Korean cuisine is spreading far and wide across the UK, but the Korean food eaten in London almost exclusively comes from south of the DMZ. Join … [Read More]

      Exhibition: Taste of Korea — Jeonju

      The KCC’s final exhibition of the year takes you on a trip to Korea’s culinary capital: Taste of Korea: Jeonju 22 Nov 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 | Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 11am – 5pm Korean Cultural Centre UK In partnership with the Korea Traditional Culture Center The Taste of Korea: Jeonju introduces this … [Read More]