Hear Vivian’s lecture on chow chow, a quintessentially Southern relish, at Asheville’s first ever Chow Chow Festival. Her preservation education dives into Indian and Sri Lankan pickles, Puerto Rican escabeche, and Korean kimchi.
At Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open, their insides resembling melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East.
This episode visits New York and Los Angeles – home to the two largest Korean populations in the United States – to explore what distinguishes each. Both are 24-hour hubs of food and drinking culture. However, New York City’s Koreatown covers just one block, whereas Los Angeles’ Koreatown seems like a city unto itself.
The third season of the series, hosted by Danielle Chang, travels for the first time outside of the US – to China and Korea – to discover how our global appetite for the foods of Asia can also lead to a greater understanding of cultures.
Discover more about the world we live in by shedding new light on a geopolitical hot spot. Often considered a “forgotten war,” the Korean War was an important turning point in world history that still reverberates today.
Witness Kim Il Sung’s transformation from guerrilla fighter to brutal dictator of North Korea. How did he build the most controlled society on earth and launch a dictatorship that has lasted for three generations? Preview
Join Ann Curry as Korean War veterans search for their brothers in arms. One wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and the other hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.
For his second trip to South Korea, Joseph visits in winter and discovers that besides the many attractions of the capital city of Seoul, more treasures await in the countryside, including World Heritage temples and historic villages.
With undercover footage and firsthand accounts, an inside look at life in Kim Jong-un’s North Korea, one of the world’s most tightly-controlled countries. Dramatic stories of recent defectors show how some North Koreans are defying authority.
On Joseph’s first visit to Korea, he discovers that while the capital city of Seoul’s modern skyline and prosperity are impressive, it’s Korea’s extraordinary history, traditions and customs that are the cornerstones of its culture.
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