So Eloquence Magazine in Seoul is no more. I worked at the magazine for almost two years. At first I worked under Stephen Revere. I should really thank Stephen because he did give me opportunity to write about food. Stephen is a force of nature and it was amazing what he did with the magazine. Well, then Stephen was ousted and then Chris Sanders became the editor in chief of Eloquence.
So, I am waiting at the Incheon Airport for Robyn Lee from Seriouseats.com and The Girl Who Ate Everything to come in. It’s been a month of planning to this point. For the past year and a half I have been living in Korea and I have been writing about and promoting Korean food. Last month the Institute of Traditional Korean Food approached me and asked me to help them prepare for the Rice Cake Fair that they are holding on Friday and Saturday.
I saw the rice cake fair as an opportunity to really promote Korea in a new way. In this day and age, traditional media is failing. Newspapers are dying off and it is the same with radio and television. So what is there? There’s the Internet. And through this, a new kind of marketing is happening. Now with a only a small team of people large scale projects can be accomplished.
Let me take the time to thank Terry Rah and Soo Hyang Choi from the Institute of Traditional Korean Food. I also would like to thank Dr. Yoon Sook-ja for making this possible.
Tomorrow Rachel Yang from Seattle will be flying in. I can’t wait to meet her. Her food and her story sounds amazing. I plan on taking them around to the best that Seoul has to offer. I just wish we had more time.
Well, 20 minutes to go. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the upcoming foodie adventures. We are planning to go meet Mr. Paul Schenks of the COEX Intercontinental Hotel and Chef Hickey of the Walker Hill Hotel. Also, Robyn is on the hunt for French Fry Encrusted Hot Dogs and Gelato. Rachel is back home after many years.
Oh, and you’ll be able to hear Robyn speak on Wednesday on Drivetime (tbs eFM radio 101.3FM) with Sam and Annabelle at 4pm. Rachel will be on the Evening Show with Sid Kim at 7:oo on Thursday.
And Yann Kerloch and Gilles Collot will be filming their adventures for a documentary.
I don’t plan on sleeping.
I’m a fan of Tomatillo’s Mexican food and they are having a Cinco de Mayo Party. I’m going to be there. Anyone interested in joining me? Go to Facebook to make a reservation.
Come out to Tomatillo’s 1st Cinco de Mayo Party!
Enjoy your “RED DAY” with us and some of your favorite Mexican Flavors…
2,000won Tacos (pork or chicken)
2,000won Taquitos (Pork)
2,000won Tequila Shots!
3,000won Mexican Beer (Corona and Sol so far…)
Cinco de Mayo Band Line-Up
12:00-1:30—The Kari Vanderkloot Quartet (Latin jazz)
2:00-2:45—Dharma Club (Pop/rock)
3:00-3:45—Gitalottabass (Latin jazz)
5:00-6:30—South Mountain Orchestra (Latin jazz)
and that’s not all…
We’ll have a Kids Zone from 12 until 5pm–so bring out the kids for this event too.
And stay tuned for information about our 1st Annual Burrito Eating Contest!!!!!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
12:00pm – 8:00pm
Tomatillo, Jongak (at the little park next to store–follow the signs) Go out Jonggak Station exit 6.
Seoul, South Korea
I’ll just go through and explain the pictures.
These days I’m all about the brined pork loin that I’ll then roast and slice thin to make sandwiches. Once cured, the loin will last 2 weeks so they make a lot of really good sandwiches. My topping of choice is samjang with a bit of soy and garlic and sprouts.
Petra’s Sharma Shop in Itaewon has the best Turkish Coffee. The couple of drops before you hit the sludge is the best.
Cherry Blossums are pretty at night.
Sultan Kebap in Itaewon.
Steve Hatherly with a box of pressed snacks from Dr. Yoon’s Institute for Korean Traditional Foods
And finally, Jokbal.