I just moderated a panel at the Korea Society in New York, called “Korean Food in the Digital Age.” It was odd to be speaking to everyone via Skype, but I think that’s apropos for the topic at hand and what the theme of the night was about.
The guests were Debbie Lee (who was a finalist on the third season of ” The Next Food Network Star”), Steve Porto (the chef-owner of New York’s popular Asia Dog) and Edward Song of Korilla BBQ (who was on “The Great Food Truck Race).
Here is a description of the program:
Rising culinary entrepreneurs—Food Network finalist Debbie Lee, Edward “3d” Song of Korilla BBQ, and Steve Porto from Asiadog—discuss the unique demands of food-trucks and mobile kitchens, new-generation customers, and inspirations found in Korean culinary culture. Fostering a multicultural palate by combining traditional and new ingredients—and employing the latest digital and social media—these young chefs and restaurateurs introduce fresh approaches to Korean cuisine, adapt start-ups in a fast-changing marketplace, and share Korean culture with new audiences. Guests will enjoy a sampling of these chefs’ signature dishes.
It was an interesting discussion about Korean cuisine, mobile food, Korean culture and the trials and tribulations of running a restaurant in contemporary times.
You can see more info on the Korea Society’s site.