13. The Kimchi Chronicles Conclude
The Kimchi Chronicles Conclude is all about special occasions. The episode begins in the ethereal countryside where Marja spends a day with the Alice Waters of Korea and learns the authentic way to make kimchi as well as holiday dishes to celebrate the new year. Marja and Jean-Georges also get a taste, literally, of royal court cuisine and Marja visits Sanchon Restaurant in Seoul for a transformative meal of temple cuisine. Marja joins her Korean family in Sokcho, the northern beach town, for a picnic and then brings the spirit home to New York for a roast pig celebration with the Vongerichten family. Marja also prepares easy Birthday Seaweed Soup and Jean-Georges uses Korean flavors in baeckeoffe, the classic Alsatian dish that he loved as a child.