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  1. 5 Questions with Chang-Rae Lee

    To say that Chang-Rae Lee is well known in the Korean American world is a serious understatement. The award winning author and Princeton professor has written 4 widely acclaimed books, and the most recent, The Surrendered, was a nominated finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. In addition to being an exceptionally talented writer, [...]

  2. 5 Questions or Less: Virginie Danglades

    Virgine Danglades is an accomplished editor who prior to working on Kimchi Chronicles, edited for a diverse array of TV projects, from food programs, reality TV shows, to game shows. Some highlights on her resume include Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown, PBS documentary Child Brides, Stolen Lives, among many more. In addition to TV, she’s worked [...]

  3. 5 Questions or Less: Andre Baranowski

    If you’ve taken a look at the Kimchi Chronicles Cookbook, one of the first things you’ll notice is the beautiful photography. Responsible for these mouthwatering photos is Andre Baranowski, a NY-based photographer with a ton of experience in food photography. He boasts an  impressive resume, and has worked in editorial, advertising, and personal fine art [...]

  4. 5 Questions or Less: Diana Kang

    Viewers of the show will recognize Diana Kang, resident food guru and Marja’s dinner date at some of Korea’s tastiest restaurants. Aside from her pivotal role on Kimchi Chronicles, she runs a food marketing company called Wonderbox, where she works with major individuals and corporations in the food world. In short, she knows Korean food [...]

  5. 5 Questions or Less: Hyunjun Kwon

    In addition to being an associate producer for Kimchi Chronicles, Hyunjun Kwon holds the titles of world traveler, home cook, and major foodie. Prior to working on the show, he produced TV commercials and documentaries. Then he traveled all around the world experiencing new cultures through their cuisine. He’s currently writing a book about his [...]

  6. 5 Questions or Less: Julia Turshen

    Julia Turshen wears many hats: she’s a private chef, writer, producer, cookbook author and all around full-time foodie. As an associate producer and cookbook author for another PBS series, Spain… On the Road Again, she brought her considerable talent and expertise to the Kimchi Chronicles team. After traveling extensively in Korea while on location, she [...]

  7. 5 Questions or Less: Sam Shinn

    Sam Shinn is an award winning photography director and producer  for documentaries and independent projects, and founder of Iron Eye Productions. His work has been broadcast globally on stations such as ABC, CBS, CNN, and PBS, and he is also the recipient of an Emmy Award. He brought his extensive skills over to Kimchi Chronicles, [...]

  8. 5 Questions or Less: Jennifer Flinn Of FatManSeoul

    Jennifer Flinn is a blogger for FatManSeoul, where she chronicles all things food in Seoul. She’s a major player in Korea’s food scene, and we were thrilled to feature her in Kimchi Chronicles. Dining alongside Marja and Diana, she impressed us all with her encyclopedic knowledge of Korean food. Read on for more about some [...]

  9. 5 Questions or Less: Don Barto Sr. of Soundriven

    The production team consists of the people who helped make Kimchi Chronicles truly happen, and Don Barto Sr., the man in charge of sound production, was an integral part of the group. He runs a company called Soundriven Pictures with his son, Don Barto Jr., and is responsible for making the music and dialogue in [...]

  10. 5 Questions or Less: Daniel Gray of Seoul Eats

    Daniel Gray of Seoul Eats originally came to Korea simply because he needed a change of scenery, and now he’s running one of the most popular food blogs in Seoul, and even a food communications company too.  Gray’s a true foodie; he makes his living eating food, writing about it, and teaching others about it, [...]

  11. 5 Questions or less: Joe McPherson of ZenKimchi

    Joe McPherson is the founder of ZenKimchi, one of Korea’s premier food blogs. ZenKimchi covers the ins and outs of Korea’s gastronomic scene, from restaurant reviews, recipes, recaps of food adventures, and even a handy tip or two for expats. One of Seoul’s biggest foodies, we were thrilled to interview him for our new series. [...]