Our Week With Jeong Kwan
Korean Calmness and Tranquility in Switzerland
Whoever has been to Seoul before knows how hectic South Korea can be. Our week with Jeong Kwan, Korean Buddhist nun and cook, showed us a different side of her home country.
We have accompanied her on a visit to the mountainous village of Lohn, GR, where she met the young top chef Rebecca Clopath. Read our look back here: «I Form a Loaf, Wrap It in Rice Straws and Let It Hang in a Room to Ferment, Like You Would Do With a Ham.»
We have spent considerable time with her at the organic vegetable section of a local grocery and had the chance to watch her cook for our event in mid-January. Find our recap and the menu for the night here: «The Most Valuable Ingredient Is Time»
And we have received a recipe for one of our and guest's favourite dishes: the spicy dried persimmon and cucumber salad.
Feature about our event with Jeong Kwan: 1600 년 역사 사찰음식 맛본 스위스 사람의 반응은?, Korea News Channel YTN, Feb 10, 2019
Portrait of Jeong Kwan: Nonne und Kochstar, SI Gruen, Feb 1, 2019
Portrait of Jeong Kwan: Netflix-Nonne kocht & meditiert in Zürich, Gault&Millau, Jan 20, 2019
Portrait of Jeong Kwan: Die Nonne von «Chef's Table», NZZ, Jan 11, 2019
Feature about Jeong Kwan: Ausstellung «Nächster Halt Nirvana», Tagesschau, Jan 21, 2019