This is Seoyoung. She’s a Culinary Institute of America trained chef who, along with writer Sonya , runs Bburi Kitchen, an amazing resource aiming to get to the roots of Korean cuisine (in fact, “bburi” means “root” in Korean).
A few months ago, I met her over coffee at Fritz Coffee Company in Seoul (awesome place, btw) and talked with her about the culinary world and about Korean food. Not only was she incredibly kind, but she also was so passionate about sharing Korean cuisine with others and preserving many of the food traditions that are slowly disappearing due to the modernization of Korea.
And that passion is so evident in Bburi Kitchen. Seoyoung and Sonja have travelled all over Korea, investigating and documenting local and seasonal ingredients, collecting recipes and stories along the way. Seoyoung’s culinary expertise and Sonja’s talents as a writer and storyteller come together so beautifully for this project.
Anyways, check out bburikitchen.com and follow them on Instagram, even if you are unfamiliar with (or not a fan of) Korean food. They are exploring the intersection of food, culture, and stories—topics that are universal to all food lovers!
Fritz Coffee Company
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17, Saechang-ro 2-gil, Mapo-gu
Seoul, Korea 121-812