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British press highlights Korean food

Source | 2014/09/20 | | Permalink

Korean cuisine has been garnering attention in British media. The Telegraph, a London-based daily, reported that Korean food has started to create a buzz in its article, "Korean food: a spice sensation taking Britain by storm", on September 10.

The broadsheet said that Korean-American chef Judy Joo is going to open a restaurant, Jinjuu, in the Soho District of London in November and that she will be cooking on her new television program, "Korean Food Made Simple", starting early next year. It also reported that Joo has simplified her recipes for traditional Korean foods for Western cooks, giving an example of bossam, sliced, caramelized pork belly served with lettuce leaves, pickles and soy bean and garlic paste. The newspaper also introduced hotteok, a shallow-fried treat made from a disc of soft dough with crushed peanuts, sugar, salt and cinnamon as filling...More

Cheongju chosen as candidate for East Asian Cultural City 2015

Source | 2014/09/20 | | Permalink

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently chose Cheongju as Korea's East Asian Cultural City 2015 candidate city. The above photo is a bird's eye view of the city.

Cheongju City, the capital of Chungcheongbuk-do (North Chungcheong Province), has been designated as an East Asian Cultural City 2015 candidate.

Under the East Asian Cultural City project, which launched this year, each of the three nations involved -- Korea, China and Japan -- chooses one city to represent the nation and to carry out cultural exchange projects between the three selected cities. The three countries will announce the city officially selected as the East Asian Cultural City 2015 at this year's Korea-China-Japan Cultural Ministers Meeting, which will take place at the end of this year. This year's East Asian Cultural City 2014 members are Gwangju in Korea, Quanzhou in Fujian, in China, and Japan's Yokohama...More

[Photos] Added poster for the upcoming Korean movie "Set Me Free"

Source | 2014/09/20 | | Permalink

Added poster for the upcoming Korean movie "Set Me Free"...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Blade Man" Episode 3

2014/09/19 | | Permalink

"Blade Man" continues to be highly entertaining, very touching, and full of juicy character stuffs. Heroine Se-dong does not disappoint with her spunk and vulnerability that is guided by good sense and intelligence. Not-quite-hero Hong-bin has shown the smallest of changes in reaction to Se-dong's strength and his backstory is compelling. Little Chang is hard not to love, and the side characters are quirky and fun.

What makes "Blade Man" stand out is the wonderful trappings: cleverly scored music, creative scene transitions, and pointed camera storytelling...More

[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Temptation" Episode 20 (final)

2014/09/19 | | Permalink

"Temptation" has come to a hopeful end without resolving a lot of questions. Some of those questions don't need resolution, but some of them have become loose ends. Most of the focus was on Seok-hoon and Se-young's relationship and how it weathers the storm of her cancer.

Se-young's cancer did give Hong-joo and Seok-hoon a chance to say goodbye at the silent behest of Se-young...More

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