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PEOPLE #13: Edward Kwon, the Senior Executive Sous Chef of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai

PEOPLE #13: Edward Kwon, the Senior Executive Sous Chef of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai

Some 350 global CEOs and political leaders attended the “Korea Night” event on January 29 in Davos, Switzerland, aimed at introducing Korean culture during the World Economic Forum. 19 Korean traditional foods were presented by Edward Kwon, the senior executive chef at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.As head chef, he prepared a range […]

PEOPLE #12: CHO TAE KWON (2), The Chairman of KwangJuYo Who Is Devoted to Globalizing Traditional Korean Culture

PEOPLE #12: CHO TAE KWON (2), The Chairman of KwangJuYo Who Is Devoted to Globalizing Traditional Korean Culture

Since ancient times, eating wholesome food has been based on the philosophy of ‘YakSikDongWon’ (food is as good as medicine). This is an important part of everyday life in Korea. Korean cuisine has long been known as healthy food in Asian countries, since it was introduced by Korean dramas such as Daejanggum (Jewel in the […]

People #11: CHO TAE KWON, The Chairman of KwangJuYo Who Is Devoted to Globalizing Traditional Korean Culture

People #11: CHO TAE KWON, The Chairman of KwangJuYo Who Is Devoted to Globalizing Traditional Korean Culture

Cho Tae Kwon, the chairman of KwangJuYo Co., Ltd., who is devoted to globalizing traditional Korean culture – and especially its cuisine – is focusing on recreating the original harmony in food in the contemporary era. He once said in an interview, “The memory of food lasts long once it is imprinted. The essence of […]

People #10: FATHER VINCENT FLYNN, Parish Priest of St Raphael’s Church

People #10: FATHER VINCENT FLYNN, Parish Priest of St Raphael’s Church

Let me introduce you to a son of the Royal Borough. VINCENT FLYNN-of Irish ancestry with three older siblings-was born in 1968 in Kingston, grew up in Kingston and was educated at Richard Challoner Secondary school. After leaving, he was employed as a Sales Assistant for a year and didn’t have to travel far from […]

People #9: Lee Lee, a Consummate Live Performer

People #9: Lee Lee, a Consummate Live Performer

To the average person, the name Lee Lee may not trigger much reaction, but in the same way that other Korean figures (like Ji-Sung Park in the Premier League and Yunjim Kim who plays Sun in the Lost TV series) carried their ability onto a global stage, anyone who appreciates music will recognise that Lee […]

People #8: An Kwang-Sik, Contemporary South Korean Painter

People #8: An Kwang-Sik, Contemporary South Korean Painter

Nature is truly aesthetic, varied and of unlimited beauty using objects to create visual and abstract images. Man’s interpretation of nature captures the essence of this beauty and feels its spirit to produce representative works of art.AN has developed a close bond with nature and through his work he has captured its ever-changing aspects. Images […]

People #7: Paul McGregor, Superintendent of Kingston Borough

People #7: Paul McGregor, Superintendent of Kingston Borough

I returned to Kingston Police Station in February of this year after having retired as a police officer from there in 2006. It was quite nostalgic meeting people with whom I had previously worked. However, the main purpose for the visit was to meet Paul McGregor. He is at present Acting Chief Superintendent of Kingston […]

PEOPLE 6#: Dr. SOOK-JA YOON, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOOD

PEOPLE 6#: Dr. SOOK-JA YOON, DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOOD

In January 2009 in Seoul I had the pleasure of meeting a gracious lady-Dr. Sook-Ja YOON-who is the foremost authority in South Korea for the making of traditional Tteok, cakes, cookies and for her knowledge of the varieties of tea available. Dr. Sook-Ja YOON was born in GAESUNG-now in North Korea-and comes from an intellectual […]

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