6. The Beef Chronicles

Tracing the history of beef, The Beef Chronicles tap into Korea’s religious, political and economic evolutions.  Marja and her friends, food experts Diana and Jennifer, enjoy bulgogi in Seoul and then Marja eats it again in Andong, the spiritual capital of Korea, at a restaurant that produces thousands of ceramic jars of deonjang, a soybean paste that flavors much of Korean cooking.  Marja and her dear friend, the actress Heather Graham have beef for breakfast and at home in New York Jean-Georges tops an Australian steak with kimchi butter for his neighbor Hugh Jackman and also grills galbi, sliced short ribs.  The episode ends in the air as Marja and Jean-Georges eat bibimbap with bulgogi inside of a Korean Air plane.

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