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Kimchi Chronicles Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

13 Episodes 2011 - 2011

Episode 1

The Kimchi Chronicles Begin

Sun, May 8, 2011 27 mins

The premiere of this Korean cooking series features Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, who help make the iconic Korean dishes of bibimbap and beef bulgogi. Also: the basics of Korean cooking are explained.

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Episode 2

The Rice Chronicles

Sun, May 15, 2011 27 mins

Heather Graham goes to Korea to learn about rice; and visits a contemporary restaurant that specializes in bibimbap. Also: Marja and Jean-Georges make bibimbap, sushi-like kimbap, kimchi fried rice and ginger fried rice.

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Episode 3

The Jeju Chronicles

Sun, May 22, 2011 27 mins

A visit to Jeju Island, considered the Hawaii of Korea, where destinations include a sprawling market, an authentic folk village and the AmorePacific Tea Gardens. Also: making a spicy kimchi jjigae soup; and a hearty seaweed soup, topped with crisp slices of pork belly.

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Episode 4

The Seafood Chronicles

Sun, May 29, 2011 27 mins

Free diving for seafood with Jeju Island haenyos. Also: a Korean-style bouillabaisse with clams and crabs; homemade gyejang; Jeju Island-inspired dishes, including steamed mussels with seaweed and sea urchin; a Korean seafood stew; crab fritters.

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Episode 5

The Bean Chronicles

Sun, Jun 19, 2011 27 mins

A history of bean-based dishes in Korean cooking and culture. Also: making tangpyungchae, a tofu-stuffed citrus dish, bindaetteok and a spicy tofu stew.

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Episode 6

The Beef Chronicles

Sun, Jun 26, 2011 27 mins

The history of beef in Korea is examined. Also: Heather Graham and Marja enjoy a beef breakfast in Korea; Jean-Georges makes an Australian steak with kimchi butter for Hugh Jackman in New York.

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Episode 7

The Fish Chronicles

Sun, Jul 3, 2011 27 mins

A visit to Sokcho, Korea (where much of Marja's family lives), includes watching a giant octopus come ashore at Daepo Port; and dining on grilled shellfish at a seaside restaurant. Later, Heather Graham joins Marja for a meal at a Busan fish market. Also: Jean-Georges serves a seafood breakfast inside a Seoul fish market; and, back in New York, makes shellfish with chili and butter; beer-battered fish and onion rings; and a grilled sea bass flavored with Korean soybean paste and rice ale.

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Episode 8

The Seoul Food Chronicles

Sun, Jul 10, 2011 27 mins

A tour of Seoul, South Korea's capital, to sample royal-court cuisine and late-night drinks; and visit historic temples and palaces. Also: an amusement park; and Doorei, a restaurant that inspires the Vongerichtens to make pajeon pancakes and braised short ribs.

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Episode 9

The Chicken Chronicles

Sun, Jul 17, 2011 27 mins

In Andong, the spiritual capital of Korea, Marja takes part in a masked-dance ritual; learns about salted mackerel and jjimtak; and samples spicy stir-fry. Also: a visit to Chuncheon spotlights dakgalbi, a chicken dish flavored with a red-pepper paste; and samgyetang, a broth that includes a chicken stuffed with sticky rice, garlic and ginger. In New York, Jean-Georges makes sweet-and-sticky fried wings and barbecued chicken; and Marja makes her version of samgyetang.

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Episode 10

The Noodle and Dumpling Chronicles

Sun, Jul 24, 2011 27 mins

Korean noodle and dumpling dishes are sampled, including buckwheat noodles served with ice-cold beef broth; kalgooksu (hand-cut noodles); and mandoo (dumplings). Also: making jajangmyeon (noodles with a black bean sauce); cold noodle soups; chapchae (noodle and vegetable stir-fry).

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Episode 11

The Pork Chronicles

Sun, Jul 31, 2011 27 mins

Heather Graham joins Marja in Seoul for classic pork barbecue, pork-bone soup and bo ssam, a steamed-pork dish. They also visit a Buddhist temple. Back in New York, Jean-Georges makes a stir-fry of sliced pork and vegetables; and a barbecue sauce for ribs, chops and pork feet.

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Episode 12

The Street Food Chronicles

Sun, Aug 7, 2011 27 mins

Korean street food is sampled, including silkworm larvae; hoddeok; sweet pancakes with peanuts and sugar; and dragon's beard (a candy made from stretched honey and nuts). Also: Marja makes bindaddeok (a pancake made with mung beans) and buddae jjigae (a soup); and Jean-Georges adds Korean flavors to hot dogs with kimchi relish and lobster rolls; and creates a Korean bloody Mary made with kimchi.

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Episode 13

The Kimchi Chronicles Conclude

Mon, Aug 15, 2011 27 mins

In the finale, Marja learns the authentic way to make kimchi; tastes temple cuisine at a Seoul restaurant; and enjoys a family picnic in the northern beach town of Sokcho. In New York, she makes birthday seaweed soup; and Jean-Georges adds Korean flavors to the Alsatian dish of baeckeoffe.

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