Our family has started watching a new cooking show which N's mom recommended to us, Korean Food Made Simple with by Judy Joo. N and I both grew up with Korean food and our kids love it too so we all enjoy the show.
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Each episode features a segment of Joo touring Korea exploring a native ingredient or dish and then cuts back to Joo cooking a few dishes in her kitchen.
Judy Joo has an interesting and impressive résumé (Bachelor's in engineering! Gordan Ramsay protégé! Legit restaurant experience! The only female Iron Chef UK!) and she's an engaging host and talented chef.
I have a few minor quibbles with Joo's tv chef persona. Sometimes she speaks in a British accent which seems a bit affected (she moved to the UK in 2007 after being born and raised in the states) If you grow up calling popsicles "popsicles" do you really start calling them "ice lollies" after living in the UK for 7 years? Meh.
The other thing is that sometimes she acts really flirty, lots of little sidelong glances and suggestive smiles. But she is the executive chef at the Playboy Club so maybe it's just part of her professional persona? I dunno. I don't want it to seem like I don't enjoy the flirting BECAUSE I DO, it just seems a little odd.
Korean Food Made Simple with Judy Joo airs on Cooking Channel and you can find some of the recipes here.