A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
Memories can be indelible. Especially when they concern food. For those who leave their native countries, food memories are sometimes the strongest remaining tether, worthy of protection. Celebrity chef Edward Kwon has traveled across the globe, establishing Korean restaurants and businesses in Moscow, the Middle East, and United States. He puts a French spin on his food but never strays far from the tastes of his Korean home. “If you don't protect your roots,” he says, “the globalization of Korean food is meaningless." This episode of Culinary Journeys takes us to the home of bibimbap and introduces the chef’s take on the dish—an exquisite but playful version that combines popped rice and liquid nitrogen pepper paste.
Savor the tastes of South Korea with O.A.T. during South Korea & Japan: Temples, Shrines & Seaside Treasures.