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One-day class teaches foreign participants to cook Korean food
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One-day class teaches foreign participants to cook Korean food
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Foreign participants on May 16 try their hand at making Korean food at the "Hansik One-day Tour for Foreigners" at the Hansik space E:eum in Seoul's Jongno-gu District.
Foreign participants on May 16 try their hand at making Korean food at the "Hansik One-day Tour for Foreigners" at the Hansik space E:eum in Seoul's Jongno-gu District.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Korean Food Promotion Institute on May 17 said they will hold through November the "Hansik One-day Tour for Foreigners," which was launched the day before. 

Held to promote food tourism in Korea, the interactive program allows foreign participants to learn how to cook Hansik (Korean food) such as paste and kimchi from chefs and masters.

Last year saw 12 kimchi-themed events held in six regions nationwide that allowed an estimated 240 foreign participants to experience the nation's kimchi-making culture.
 

This year's event will be held 20 times under the theme "Korea's Paste and Kimchi" based on the high satisfaction reported by the participants last year and eased social distancing restrictions against COVID-19. 
 

The May-June program in the first half of the year has the theme "Get to Know Korean Jang," featuring the cultural experience of domestic cuisine with jang (paste) through lectures from chefs and jongbu, the wife of the eldest descendent of the head family. Including doenjang (soybean paste), gochuchang (red pepper paste) and ganjang (soy sauce), jang refers to a seasoning made with fermented soybeans as the main ingredient. The program will be held twice a day for a combined 10 sessions until June 13.

On May 25, Kim Jeong-ok, jongbu of the Boseong Seon clan, will teach a class on making jang from Chungcheongbuk-do Province at Udang House, designated a national heritage of folklore culture, in the province's Boeun-gun County. Food researcher and chef Hong Shin Ae's cooking class using paste from the Jeolla-do provinces is slated for May 30 at Korea House in Seoul's Jung-gu District.

Any foreign national can apply to participate in the event free. More information on the program and the application are available on the website Hansik Portal (https://www.hansik.or.kr).

Jeon Han-young, director-general of the ministry's Food Industry Policy Bureau, said, "I hope that the event is a meaningful time for foreign people to experience a variety of things in Korean cuisine and get closer to Korea and its food."

Chef Yoon Hyun Soo (left) on May 16 lectures foreign participants in the Hansik one-day program at the Hansik space E:eum in Seoul's Jongno-gu District.
Chef Yoon Hyun Soo (left) on May 16 lectures foreign participants in the Hansik one-day program at the Hansik space E:eum in Seoul's Jongno-gu District.

 


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