kimchi

The Kimjang Project launched yesterday in New Malden with congratulatory messages from the Mayor of Kingston Thay Thayalan and the local MP Sir Ed Davey among others. The project celebrates the various aspects of kimjang, for example the communal character of kimchi-making and its health-giving properties. New Malden, sometimes known as New Mal-dong (뉴몰동), as […]

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Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi – launch event in New Malden

by Events Editor 31 January 2019
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Korean British Cultural Exchange, the people who bring you the Korean festival in Kingston market square at Chuseok time, have received Heritage Lottery funding for a Kimjang event at the end of November. The project has a launch event in February. KBCE are always seeking volunteers to help in their cultural projects: do think about […]

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This month’s KCC K-Culture lecture – the history and making of kimchi

by Events Editor 3 April 2015
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The upcoming lecture on the history and making of kimchi is sure to be popular. Note that the location is Le Cordon Bleu in Bloomsbury Square, but registration is required via the KCCUK in the normal way. The KCC has provided a kimchi recipe to whet your appetite. It looks like all quantities are approximate: […]

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The Kimchi Slap (in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere)

by Philip Gowman 27 July 2014
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Here’s the full clip from the MBC TV Drama Everybody, Kimchi. The incident in question is at 1’30”: If you’re happy with .gifs, here’s the cut-down version. I wonder how many shirts were ruined rehearsing this scene… Keywords: General post tags: kimchi

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Kimjang gets a UNESCO listing

by Philip Gowman 11 December 2013
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Kimjang, the making and sharing of kimchi in the Republic of Korea, was admitted to the UNESCO register of intangible cultural heritage on 5 December 2013. Note that, like the listing of Arirang, this pan-Korean cultural item has been registered by South Korea. Links: Kimjang page at UNESCO Update 13 December: The South China Morning […]

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FLOTUS makes her own simple kimchi

by Philip Gowman 12 February 2013
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You can hardly get a higher profile endorser of kimchi than Michelle Obama, who has tweeted a recipe made from napa cabbage in the White House garden. Last week, we picked Napa cabbage in the garden. Now, we’re using it to make kimchi in the kitchen. Make it at home: twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/… — FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) February […]

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Chinese upset in kimchi cabbage row

by Philip Gowman 6 May 2012
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“The Koreans stole Dano from us, and now they’re stealing our cabbages,” say Chinese netizens, according to the Korea Times, following a report that the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission will decide to adopt the name “kimchi cabbage” as an international standard for the cabbage formerly known as “Chinese”. Keywords: General post tags: kimchi

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Korea’s kimchi cabbage crisis

by Philip Gowman 3 October 2010
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Robert Neff reports on Korea's kimchi crisis at the Marmot's Hole. More than $10 for a kimchi cabbage! http://bit.ly/aljg2B # Keywords: General post tags: kimchi

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Kimchi cabbages reach KRW6,000 each

by Philip Gowman 19 April 2010
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Runaway cabbage prices in South Korea are threatening supplies of kimchi, says FT. http://bit.ly/bzIPRZ #. “After poor harvests caused by a snowy winter, a head of cabbage fetches more than Won6,000, a fourfold surge from the beginning of last year.” Keywords: General post tags: kimchi

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Kimchipedia Part 2 – Obesity, Cancer and Global Pandemics

by Matthew Jackson 29 January 2010
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Kimchi’s anti-cancer properties are a focus of growing interest. Professor Park of Pusan University injected a Kimchi extract into mice with cancer cell transplants. After one month, the control set had an average tumor weight of 4.3 grams, whereas the group that were fed with Kimchi extract had an average tumor weight of 2.0 grams. […]

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Kimchipedia Part 1 – Everything you wanted to know about Kimchi, but were too polite to ask

by Matthew Jackson 18 January 2010
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Introduction Kimchi has been eaten in the Korean peninsula for over 2,000 years. The modern Korean consumes about 30 kilograms of it per annum. It is credited with keeping obesity at bay in the country, and is believed to combat stress and to slow the ageing process, as well as fighting cancer and a wide […]

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Kie-jo Sarsfield’s kimchi recipe

by Philip Gowman 24 June 2008
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Cabbage Kimchi (Baechoo Kimchi) Ingredients: 2 Korean (Chinese) Cabbage Korean Mooli (White Radish) or Mooli Korean Watercress (not English watercress) Spring Onions Korean Chili Powder (100g) Salted Anchovy Sauce (half cup) Salted Baby Shrimps (2 tbs) Sugar (1 tsp) Finely Chopped or Crushed Garlic (5 tbs) Finely Chopped Ginger (3 tbs) Sea Salt (100g) Water […]

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Korean boffins develop space kimchi

by Philip Gowman 13 May 2006

What would we do without the Chosun? In preparation for the journey into space of the first Korean astronaut in 2008, scientists are working on a way to make kimchi without having the little friendly bacteria turn into space aliens. The solution is gamma radiation, plus special packaging to ensure the red juice doesn’t squirt […]

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