What do Sarah Michelle Gellar and I have in common? We’re both speaking at BlogHerFood15 in Chicago! This is a MAJORLY HUGE food blogger conference held in a different city every year, and this time it’s in the Windy City! It’s a 2-day bonanza extravaganza from Nov. 6-7, 2015, and Joe and I will be speaking on a panel together there about food media! There will be tons of fellow food bloggers and experts there, such as Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman!
It’s really ironic that I almost missed out on the meal we considered to be one of our top 5 best meals of our entire Korea trip. This was definitely the best meal we had up to this point and we were in Korea for over a week. I was busy doing work and once in a while, I opted to stay home to edit vlogs or write blog entries. The thing about our line of work is that even when you’re on vacation, you’re never truly on vacation. You’re actually working all the time.
There was something I wanted to do ever since we landed in Korea… and that was to eat dinner at a convenience store! Wait…huh? That might sound funny to some, but the convenience stores in Korea are usually well-equipped for this sort of thing. It’s actually part of Korean culture, especially late at night. There are hot water containers, microwaves, and some kind of indoor or outdoor seating. When I went to Korea by myself over 10 years ago, I did this often since I was eating alone. I have fond memories of grabbing my snack and sitting by the window to people watch.
This is our LAST behind the scenes for Season 3 and it flew by so quickly! I decided to end with Asian Lettuce Wraps out of necessity. We just had a bunch of these ingredients in the fridge already because I was busy recipe testing for the Crossing Borders fundraising event at the time, and truth be told, I just couldn’t fit extra ingredients in our fridge. But it worked out because I think a light and flavorful lettuce wrap is a good way to end a season of “simply summer fresh” recipes, don’t you think? Read more
Because I’m a chef, people always ask me if I’m critiquing food as I eat it. The truth is that I don’t. The only time I do is when something tastes so exceptional that it perplexes me. Then I become radio silent and start chewing slowly. Inside my brain is a monkey on a computer taking down notes while I’m trying to break down why something is so delicious and why in the world I’m not making it already. This is the experience I had eating Korean Spicy Chicken Stir Fry (닭갈비).
Oh my goodness… I forgot how funny our bloopers were for this episode! We shot this a little while back (before we left for Korea), so I had to re-watch it just now to know what to write about for this entry. I remember laughing so hard during the shoot. Joe was saying the funniest things without even trying. But that really made my day and it was much needed comic relief.