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