Photo: Dirt Candy

Kim Jong Il’s 70th birthday, renamed ‘Day of the Shining Star’, was commemorated with a massive parade, complete with international skating show and thousands of “kimjongilia” begonias. (The Guardian)

College dining halls, such as the one at Notre Dame, are picking up on the Korean food craze, and adding a few inspired selections to their menus. (The Observer)

Check out this great interview with the mother and daughter duo running Granny Choe’s Kimchi, a relatively new online kimchi business. (Korean Beacon)

Popular NYC-based vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy, is offering a new special: the kimchi doughnut! (Dirt Candy)

Stylish girl about town/NYmag Fashion editor Jenny Kang rounds up her favorite hotels in New York City. (Huffington Post)

Sang Yoon, chef andowner of LA burger favorite Father’s Office demonstrates just how to braise beef correctly. (LA Times)