For Immediate Release: June 20, 2014
It’s a cuisine revered around the globe, but few outside of Korea have gotten the chance to taste Korean Temple Food. That is about to change. For one week the most famous monk Chef in the world, the Venerable Jeok Mun, is coming to New York to cook this “enlightening” food for a select group of people. He will also showcase the cuisine for the public at the Fancy Food Show.
Eric Ripert recently traveled halfway around the world to meet with Chef Mun and taste his food. It was written up in Bon Appetit: http://www.bonappetit.com/people/chefs/article/eric-ripert-korean-food-travel
Guests at Lincoln Center won’t have to travel thousand’s of miles, instead they will get to taste 14 dishes right in their own backyard. The menu will include creations made with ingredients such as Ginkgo nuts, lotus leaves, Neungi Mushrooms, acorn jello, Chinese Pepper Pickles and more.
One interesting fact about Korean Temple Food? It prohibits the use of five spicy vegetables (garlic, scallion, chives, wild chive and leeks).
Chef Mun is available for interviews to explain this little known cuisine that is said to lead to a healthy happiness unlike any other.
Here’s a look at some of the events Chef Mun will be taking part of while in NYC: http://koreantemplefood.com/schedules/
The dinner is Wednesday, June 25 at 5:30. This is a small group of invited guests only and is closed to the public.
The public will get to try the food when Chef Mun appears at the Fancy Food show June 29th-July 1st.
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