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Celebrate the Zest of Korea: Kimchi Day with the Korean British Cultural Exchange!

Hey food enthusiasts and cultural explorers! Guess what? It's time to add some zest to your November! 🌶️

We're super excited to invite you all to the Kimchi Day celebration hosted by the Korean British Cultural Exchange, happening at Market House in the Royal Borough of Kingston. This isn’t just any ordinary day – it's a vibrant fusion of culinary art and cultural exchange that you definitely don't want to miss!

What's Cooking? 🍲

Mark your calendars for 22nd November and get ready for a day filled with Korean culinary adventures. And the best part? The activities are free!

  • Korean Food Tasting (12:30 - 2:30, Not Ticketed): Treat your taste buds to an array of authentic Korean dishes. Plus, you can even snag some unique Christmas gifts while you're there.

  • Fermentation Lecture with Mr. Lee (11:00 - 12:15, Max 50 Tickets): Dive into the fascinating world of Korean fermentation – a real cornerstone of their cuisine.

  • Kimchi Making Demonstration with Chef Cindy (Two sessions): Learn the art of making Kimchi and taste this iconic Korean dish. Remember, spots are limited, so grab your tickets fast!

A Royal Touch to Kimchi 🎩

Did you know? The Royal Borough of Kingston declared 22nd November as official Kimchi Day in January 2023 – a first in Europe! This decision celebrates the 140-year diplomatic relationship between Korea and the UK and the vibrant Korean community in Kingston.

Adding to the royal flair, His Majesty the King humorously asked, “Will this kimchi blow my head off?” during a visit to New Malden. We promise it’s mind-blowing but in the best way possible! 😉

Meet the Experts 🌟

  • Mr. Jean Lee: A renowned figure in the European culinary scene, known for his expertise in Korean food and fermentation. As CEO of RIZ ET CO and founder of the MISIKGA brand in France, Lee is a bridge between Korean cuisine and the European palate.

  • Cindy Robert: From a skilled pastry chef to a passionate kimchi maker, Cindy brings 20 years of expertise in Korean cuisine. She's here to share the authentic flavors and techniques of Korean culinary traditions.

Join the Celebration! 🎉

So, are you ready to spice up your life with the flavors of Korea? Join us in this joyous celebration of Korean culture, flavors, and the unbreakable bond between Korea and the UK. Let's make this Kimchi Day an unforgettable cultural exchange!

Don't forget to check out The Korean Pantry by Cindy for more kimchi and Korean cooking classes!

See you there! 🥳

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