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World Institute of Kimchi Touts Dish’s Effectiveness Against Coronavirus

World Institute of Kimchi Touts Dish’s Effectiveness Against Coronavirus

GWANGJU, April 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that kimchi, the most well-known traditional Korean dish, can alleviate symptoms caused by the coronavirus. A joint research team from the World Institute of Kimchi, the organization under the state-run Korea Food Research Institute, and the University of Montpellier Department of Respiratory Diseases in [...]

Korean Cultural Center in Turkey Kicks Off Kimchi Promotion Project

Korean Cultural Center in Turkey Kicks Off Kimchi Promotion Project

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Cultural Center in Turkey announced the launch of a new promotion project aimed at providing accurate information on the Korean traditional dish kimchi and kimjang, the traditional culture of making and sharing kimchi. The center, together with Haberturk TV’s food show “Tadinda Hikayeler,” produced a program under [...]

Foreign Ambassadors Make Kimchi Online

Foreign Ambassadors Make Kimchi Online

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign ambassadors serving in South Korea are posting a series of kimchi-making videos on social media. In celebration of the Lunar New Year holidays, the Korean Culture and Information Service (KCIS) presented kimchi kits to 18 foreign embassies in the country, with which anyone can easily make kimchi. Hungarian [...]

South Korean Embassy in U.S. to Showcase New Documentary on Kimchi

South Korean Embassy in U.S. to Showcase New Documentary on Kimchi

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Embassy in Washington said Wednesday it will soon release a documentary on kimchi, the most well-known traditional Korean dish that is also part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The first of the three-part documentary, “Kimchi Universe,” will be released next Friday, Lunar New Year’s Day, [...]

Korea and China Clash over Kimchi Origin Following Post by Chinese Ambassador

Korea and China Clash over Kimchi Origin Following Post by Chinese Ambassador

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Chinese ambassador, as well as a famous food blogger in China were shown on social media making Korean kimchi, rekindling the Korea-China debate over the origin of kimchi. Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun posted a photo of himself holding up kimchi on his Twitter account [...]

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of kimchi reached an all-time high in the first 10 months of 2020, data showed Wednesday, on the back of growing global demand for healthier foodstuffs amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Outbound shipments of kimchi over the January-October period of last year came to US$119 million, [...]