We put our luggage into the lower compartment hold and wearily climbed into the coach one by one. Whether it was the sharp cold air of Seoul that greeted us or the tearful heartfelt farewells to our Korea.net colleagues, the … Continue reading Reflections on a week long trip to Korea
Her voice is soft and focussed. Her hands are an extension of her words, as she uses them to express herself whilst describing to BBC Journalist Razia Iqbal where she got the idea of writing The Vegetarian. It is … Continue reading Han Kang and Deborah Smith at the British Library (Man Booker International 2016)
My brother is staying with me for a few weeks and I introduced him to Kimchi rice the other day and he loved it. He has had Kimchi before, but staying with me is the opportunity to have it least … Continue reading Kimchi Stories in toons (Cartoon)
“I always wanted to find the earliest memory from my life”. Bongsu Park is looking at me in response to a question I have just asked her about her strongest memory. We are sitting and chatting on the ground floor … Continue reading Reading between the lines: The Bongsu Park Interview.
This weekend (25th April ~27th April) saw me grabbing a bite of a Korean burrito at the Corbet Place bar & lounge in London. It was a special 3 day event run by Joo Lee founder of Korrito, a Korean BBQ food stall. As well as having her food stall set up outside the bar, she took the opportunity to show her three part documentary exploring the past present and the future of Korean cuisine inside the bar. (The bar was serving Korean cocktails and I had a soju mixed with pomegranate, aloe vera, lime and mint which was surprisingly … Continue reading Savouring Korea, the taste of home at the Corbet Place Bar and Lounge