Ep.75 [ ASEAN-ROK Korean Food Contest Final / Rise of Millennials / Kimjang for Winter ]
World Ch. Schedule : THU 10:30 KST
Date : 2019-12-05
In commemoration of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, the Korean Food Contest was held to bring the people of Korea and ASEAN together once again. The winners of preliminaries from 8 ASEAN member states, came to Korea to participate in the final contest round where they were given an hour to prepare a dish with rice, a staple food that reflects the cultures of both Korea and ASEAN countries. Take a glimpse into the contest.
Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the demographic cohort born between the early 1980s and roughly 2000, who are defined as “ones who came of age at the turn of the Millennium” hence, the name. With greater freedom of expression and interaction through computer and digital devices, Millennials have taken the lead in seizing on the new platforms of the digital era. Also, they are opting out of accumulating stuff and exploring experiences instead, in order to seize the moment. Learn more about the tech-savvy Millennial Generation.
Kimjang refers to the practice of making large quantities of kimchi, the fermented vegetable side dish that accompanies every Korean meal, to consume through the frigid months. Long before the invention of modern refrigeration, kimchi was a major source of vitamins for Koreans during the winter season. In recognition of its clever method of preserving vegetables, sharing with less privileged neighbors and promoting cooperation among community members, kimjang was designated on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. In time for kimjang season, let’s take a look at this time-honored undertaking and the deep essence of Korean identity.