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Kimchi Chronicles

The Jeju Chronicles (#103)

Spicy Kimchi Jjjigae Soup and a hearty Seaweed Soup topped with crisp slices of Pork Belly. [27 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning Descriptive Video Service

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Series Description: Part travelogue, part food fantasy and part documentary of self-discovery, the public television series KIMCHI CHRONICLES follows acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Korean-born wife Marja as they explore and celebrate Korea's cuisine and culture in the company of chefs, home cooks and their good friend, actress Heather Graham. In each episode, Marja and Jean-Georges step into restaurants and home kitchens to experience real, authentic Korean cooking. Going straight to the source to find the best of Korea, they visit every corner of the country - from the rolling hills of Jeju Island's green tea gardens to a sprawling market in Seoul pulsating with activity, all the way to the thriving seaport in Sokcho, just 10 miles from North Korea. Then, Marja and Jean-Georges return to their country kitchen in Westchester, New York to re-create some of their favorite recipes alongside their neighbors, actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deb. Jean-Georges also demonstrates his command of simple, flavorful combinations by creating new dishes inspired by the Korean pantry.

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  • The Kimchi Chronicles Begin (#101)

    Two iconic Korean dishes, Bibimbap and Beef Bulgogi and Barbeque are prepared. [27 minutes]

  • The Rice Chronicles (#102)

    Rice, the bread and butter of the Korean table, is explored from Busan, Korea's second largest city. [27 minutes]

  • The Seafood Chronicles (#104)

    A Korean-style Bouillabaisse filled with clams and crab and two versions of Gyejang are prepared. [27 minutes]

  • The Bean Chronicles (#105)

    Bindaddeok, a Pancake made of freshly ground Mung Beans and a flavorful spicy Tofu Stew are made. [27 minutes]

  • The Beef Chronicles (#106)

    Steak with is topped with kimchi butter. Marja and actress Heather Graham eat beef for breakfast. [27 minutes]

  • The Fish Chronicles (#107)

    Grilled Shellfish with Chili and Butter, Beer-battered Fish and Onion Rings and grilled Sea Bass. [27 minutes]

  • The Seoul Food Chronicles (#108)

    South Korea's innovative capital is explored. Pajeon Pancakes and fork-tender braised Short Ribs. [27 minutes]

  • The Chicken Chronicles (#109)

    Marja samples tons of the spicy Stir-Fry made with Chicken, Noodles and Vegetables in Andong. [27 minutes]

  • The Noodle and Dumpling Chronicles (#110)

    Marja prepares Jajangmyeon her favorite comfort food of chewy Noodles with savory Black Bean sauce. [26 minutes]

  • The Pork Chronicles (#111)

    Marja and actress Heather Graham eat classic Pork Barbeque at Heukdonga restaurant in Seoul. [27 minutes]

  • The Street Food Chronicles (#112)

    Marja enjoys silkworm larvae, sweet pancakes filled with peanuts and sugar and more street food. [27 minutes]

  • The Kimchi Chronicles Conclude (#113)

    Marja learns the authentic way to make kimchi and holiday dishes to celebrate the New Year. [27 minutes]

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