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"Gourmet" - A Korean TV Drama that is SO all about the food.

Quine Mar 15, 2011 07:18 PM

I first found "Pasta" a great comedy/drama based around a Pasta restaurant on Hulu.com. It is a Korean TV show, the episodes run about a hour and fantastic wonderful food is a key component. Yes, it is subtitled.

But now I have found "Gourmet" a Korean drama showcasing Royal Court and traditional Korean food. I am so far only into my 3rd episode, but it is so good, the food stuff is incredible.

Foodies who like to what foodie shows, should find these fantastic. Stories are fun too.
http://www.hulu.com/gourmet

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    lilmomma RE: Quine Mar 16, 2011 08:20 AM

    Cool. Do you think I could improve my Korean food cooking skills by watching this program? Or do you know of any Korean food cooking shows?

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      Quine RE: lilmomma Mar 16, 2011 09:46 AM

      I think that it will make you drool, and learn more bout how expansive and diverse Korean food is but as for learning, I do not think so. Lots of You Tube videos that look good.

      The TV show is just great, Iron Chef with drama, romance and comedy!

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        will47 RE: lilmomma May 30, 2012 04:19 PM

        We have learned one important Korean cooking technique from watching cooking dramas like Gourmet, Fermentation Family (Kimchi Family), Pasta (to a lesser extent, since it's mostly focused on European food), etc -- it's called 'boiltheshitoutofit'.

        I think aside from techniques, we have definitely gotten some inspiration for things to make from watching these shows.

        A few other recommendations here:
        http://blog.viki.com/2012/04/17/taste...

        "Kimchi Family" and "Pasta" are both really good.

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          Quine RE: will47 May 30, 2012 04:59 PM

          Just finished watching "Feast of the Gods" on Monday night. That was very good and is very current, just finished last episode airing in South Korea this month. Kimchi Family is next up. Since they are very long and addicting, I usually take a day or so to watch the entire run,
          Viki is an excellent site for seeing these. Hulu.com also has them.

          Thanks.

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            will47 RE: Quine May 30, 2012 05:48 PM

            Hulu's are via Drama Fever -- another good source, though if you want to watch ad-free or on the iPad app, you have to pay. Hulu / Drama Fever are the only "legal" (i.e., officially licensed) ones I know of in the US, but dramaload.com is also good (download only vs. streaming only).

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              Quine RE: will47 May 30, 2012 07:52 PM

              I was quite happy with Viki.com Dramafever is OK. Hulu is a good way for me to track whats around in this area. But I will probably stick with viki.

      2. tcamp RE: Quine Mar 19, 2011 09:20 AM

        I watched one last night. Funny. I got a bit tired of all the closeup shots of anquished faces during the competition but food was interesting.

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          Quine RE: tcamp Mar 19, 2011 05:56 PM

          Yeah well, it is a Drama, and certainty we see those sorta shots as well on each and every cooking type show like Iron Chef, top Chef, Chopped et al.
          But good food stuff. I am at episode 13.

        2. jpr54_1 RE: Quine May 31, 2012 06:26 AM

          I am happy u led meto find the shows.
          so far, I have viewed first episode of "gourmet"

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