At a press conference, a cooking knife of a special spirit is being presented to the public. The knife belongs to the last Korean royal chef of the Chosun Dynasty who cut his arms with this knife to show his loyalty to the king and the country. The Japanese bureaucrat at the time was deeply moved by his conviction and returned to Japan with this knife. Now, his son has come to Korea to return the precious knife back to someone who really deserves to own it and announces a cooking contest to find the best cook for this knife. Thus the destined match between the grandsons of the two apprentices of the royal chef has begun...
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Le Grand Chef" + DVD Giveaway 2016/12/24,
Seong-chan (played by Kim Kang-woo) was once the up-and-coming chef in an exceptionally prestigious Korean restaurant. One horrible accident later, and he instead puts his talents to use procuring high quality ingredients either for neighborhood locals or, when the situation calls for it, high level dignitaries. But then I'm getting into backstory from the comic book. As far as "Le Grand Chef" is concerned, Seong-chan's main goal is to become the victor in a national cooking competition, establishing himself as the true inheritor of a legendary cooking master long defeated by the Japanese Occupation,...More
[HanCinema's Korea Joa] Korean Cooking Class with Food Director Kim Su-jin-I 2015/11/21,
My trip to Korea was full of amazing opportunities. I went to the world-renowned BIFF 2015, saw multiple K-pop concerts, visited breathtaking historical sites both modern and ancient, and interviewed many fabulous people. But it was one woman's school and class that may have been the pinnacle of that experience: a Q&A and lesson with Chef and Food Director Kim Su-jin-I and Teacher Lee "Ellie" Hye-won of the Food & Culture Academy. The Q&A was a lesson in how Korean food embodies the spirit of its vivacious people and what makes Korean food unique. Then we, the members of Korea Joa 2015, got to make two quintessential Korean dishes: japchae and bulgogi. Those members with dietary restrictions learned how to make haemul jeon. Check the recipes out at the end of this piece,...More
S.Korean Film Festival to Kick off in U.S. 2012/06/02, Source,
South Korean films will be on U.S. theater screens during a week-long film festival that will take place from September 30th. The South Korean Consulate General in Atlanta told a news conference on Friday that a South Korean film festival will be held in four cities in Atlanta. The films to be featured include "My Way", "Unbowed", and "Le Grand Chef",...More
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012 2012/02/10, Source, With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byung-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
S. Korean Film Festival Begins in Kathmandu 2011/11/12, Source, By Anil Giri, Kathmandu Correspondent
South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Kim Il-Doo
Kathmandu - The Korean craze amongst the Nepalis, especially the youngsters, is a common scenario these days. Films are one way to express the culture, life, human relations, religion and values of a particular country. One can get an idea about a particular country from a film, which one may not get from reading dozens of books.
Korean films are becoming immensely popular across the globe. Previously,filmgoers in Nepal had Hollywood and Bollywood, butthe current movie craze is popularly known as Kollywood,...More
Kim Kang-woo to wed actress Han Hye-jin's sister 2010/05/25, Source,
Korean actor Kim Kang-woo [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Kim Kang-woo will be marrying his longtime girlfriend next month, who is also the older sister of actress Han Hye-jin.
In a phone call with Asia Economic Daily on Monday, Kim's agency Namoo Actors explained that the actor will wed his girlfriend Han Moo-young, who runs an online shopping mall, in a private ceremony at Seoul's Myeong-dong Cathedral on June 18,...More
HAF selects two Korean projects 2010/03/12, Source, The eighth edition of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) 2010 has selected two Korean projects among 25 Asian projects for its upcoming edition, March 22 24. Award-winning auteur Lee Yoon-ki and commercially successful director JE,...More
Show off true value in various fields such as films, musicals, dramas, online games, etc.Korean comics have come under the spotlight as a source material for pop culture including films, musicals, dramas and games.
[PREVIEW] Movie "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" 2010/01/29, Source,
Actors Jin Goo (left) and Kim Jung-eun in "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" [IROOM Pictures]
"Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" - An appetizer for people with no appetite
At an official banquet in Japan, the Japanese prime minister brings out kimchi and bulgoggi for the Korean president who has not had Korean food in a long time. As soon as the Korean president compliments that the food was unlike anything he had tasted in Korea, the Japanese prime minister catches him off guard, saying "This is Japanese kimuchi and yakiniku. I am glad you liked it". The on-screen president -- like his real-life counterpart -- is a man of tremendous drive and launches a kimchi competition to globalize the Korean dish. At this point, one can predict that "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" will lead the story through food competitions just as in the previous film "Le Grand Chef". The genius cook Jang-eun (played by Kim Jung-eun), who made kimuchi and yakiniku at the Japanese Prime Minister's residence, takes part in the competition out of pride. And another genius cook Sung-chan (played by Jin Goo), who grew up with Jang-eun at the famous Korean restaurant Choonyang-gak, participates in the kimchi competition to prevent Choonyang-gak from closing down and being sold off.,...More
Korea is home to sharp tongued power-bloggers that infiltrate the farthest "matjip" (reputed restaurants) with DSLR cameras in hand. It's no surprise that "Sikgaek",,...More
Korean film "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" to open in U.S. too 2010/01/27, Source,
Movie poster for "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" [IROOM Pictures]
Korean film "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" -- which opens in Korea tomorrow -- will also be released in theaters throughout the United States next month, according to the movie's producer IROOM Pictures on Wednesday.
IROOM Pictures explained that the film will open February 12 at AMC theaters in 20 major U.S. cities including New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. AMC, one of the largest movie theater chains in the country, is expected to show the Korean culinary flick on 25 to 30 of its movie screens.,...More
Kim Jung-eun says "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" is about people 2010/01/25, Source,
(From left) The cast of "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" Jin Goo, Lee Bo-hee, Kim Jung-eun and director at the film's press conference at the Myung-dong Lotte Cinema on January 21, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Press conference for film "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War"
You will be desperately hungry for a steamy hot bowl of rice or ramen noodles cooked in a nickel-silver pot after watching this film. From what has been revealed at the film's press conference, held at Myung-dong Lotte Cinema on Thursday, "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" has succeeded in living up to its title by deliciously showing various kinds of kimchi. At a kimchi competition which aims to globalize the Korean dish called kimchi, main character Sung-chan (played by Jin Goo) and his archrival Jang-eun (played by Kim Jung-eun) present various types of kimchi. The sight of these dishes so strongly stimulates the viewers' sense of taste that they are likely to cringe when, in the film, the judges say, "What a profound, mysterious taste".,...More
Legendary painter Hyewon hits silver screen 2008/10/13, Source, Shin Yun-bok, better known as Hyewon, is hitting the silver screen next month, adding to the growing trend in celebrating and rediscovering the legendary painter of the Joseon period.
The Joseon Kingdom might have been the wrong time for mysterious, talented painter Shin Yun-bok who was ahead of his time due to his freewheeling and satirical dis,...More
New York Korean Film Festival this August 2008/07/18, Source, The seventh edition of the New York Korean Film Festival is set to run August 22 31. Sponsored by KOFIC and The Korea Society, the event will screen more than 15 recent Korean features, of which 14 have been finalized for the line-up.
Highlights include one of the top-grossing Korean films of,...More
The Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Festival ― Korea's equivalent of the Academy Awards ― holds its 45th edition with small film festivals May 24-28 in Seoul and Tokyo before the big award ceremony here June 27. Organizers announced the lineup of movies includ,...More
Most Korean dramas start airing after the shooting of first a few episodes. Thus the general practice has been that production gets busier and busier, with the dramas eventually rushing to the end with obviously lower quality than before.
The New Year will be another one full of drama, as broadcasters prepare unique stories to grab audiences' attention. Korean dramas have always been at the forefront of domestic entertainment, for if a certain drama gains popularity, the actors ride,...More
In conclusion, the interrelationship is inverse proportion according to the trend in 2007 box-office success in Korean film industry. Among the 100 movies released this year, only 4 movies had more than,...More
Inspired by the phenomenally popular comic series of the same name, "Le Grand Chef" (Sikgaek) offers an "Iron Chef"-style edge that dashes through an explosively colorful array of Korean dishes. Revolvi,...More
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