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.
In our second vlog of our Korea Trip video diary series, things get a little more personal. One of the main reasons we are here in Korea in the first place is to meet our newborn twin nephews. Joe’s brother’s family has been living in Korea for several years now, but this is our FIRST TIME visiting them! We’ve been staying at their place and taking care of our energetic niece while her parents are at the hospital and the post-natal care facility.
I think we had a little more fun than usual when filming our Kale Cobb Salad episode. It was probably due to the fact that there weren’t any cooking scenes involved, so the shoot ended up being quick and low-stress. In this behind the scenes video, you can see us being a little more goofy with each other and working well together… thank goodness! We definitely have our bad days too…where we get on each other’s last nerve and fight while shooting, so days like these are a good reminder of why we do what we do. What’s the point if you can’t have fun, right?
If you don’t follow us on social media, you probably have no clue that we’re in Korea right now! We were so swamped with work leading up to our trip that we didn’t have time to even announce it here on our blog or on our YouTube channels. In fact, we were so busy editing, rendering, and uploading videos up to the last minute that Joe had to pull an all-nighter, and we packed for our long trip at 3am, just a few hours before we boarded the plane!
We decided to use this trip as an opportunity to try our hand at daily vlogging. We’ll see how it goes. As of now, we can’t edit and upload a new video everyday, but we’re trying our best to at least document a little bit each day as a video diary series of our entire Korea trip. We’re staying with Joe’s brother’s family (who we’re visiting for the first time since they moved here), and Joe’s parents are visiting at the same time as well. We have a few family obligations to take care of first, but our activity should pick up soon.
We hope you stay tuned for our vlogs that we’ll try to post up regularly from Korea, and we hope you like them. It’s not easy working while on “vacation,” but that’s what we signed up for with this crazy YouTube life. We thought it would be nicer to share our experience while we’re still here rather than waiting to come back home to filter through countless mounds of footage. We just utilize our time late at night or early in the morning while everyone is asleep. The jet lag definitely gives us a leg up with that! To see what we’ve done so far, watch our first Korea Trip Vlog below: