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Foodie Film Festival: Kimchi-Real Fast Food

kimchi

I am closing my Foodie Film Festival with another classic from my archives. Voting (finally, finally, finally) begins in the Project Food Blog video round on Monday and my entire film festival was designed to keep you interested in food videos during the down time between last challenge and the voting on this challenge.

Today I have the Korean staple kimchi. As this video, hopefully, proves– there is nothing too difficult about making kimchi. It may have an exotic allure, but it comes together quickly and I was really impressed with how well mine turned out!

Like I said this is a re-run. This is not my entry in this competition. Sippity Sup’s video entry for Project Food Blog can be seen here. I hope you will watch it and also hope you take the time to view as many of the 47 other video entries as you can. As I am sure the contestants will attest, videos can be a lot of work. A lot of fun, but a lot of work. All that work deserves your support and encouragement. So watch and enjoy every single one. Offer your thoughts. Take the time to vote for ALL the videos you like best. Because, no matter how the voting goes I am hoping some of these bloggers will be excited and empowered to start adding more video to their blogs– making us all winners.


An American Novice Takes On Kimchi

kimchi in bowl

Sometimes I wanna make silly food videos. There is just no other way to share some jokes or visual references that I find funny. So, occasionally I build whole cooking videos from the seed of a silly idea. Sometimes a particular recipe is called for to make the joke work (like my Brussels sprouts video) so I do that recipe. Other times, most any recipe will support the theme and I just pick something I want to cook. Click here or on screen grab below to watch today’s video.

This video recipe started with a serious editorial I read in the L.A. Times by Gregory Rodriguez. He usually writes about cultural issues like race relations, ethnicity, and other complex human qualities detailing what it is to be part of the “New” America.

Well in this particular editorial Mr. Rodriguez stretched his parameters and talked about kimchi, and the Korean national identity. Now, I am not Korean…I’m not even Asian. But, it touched a chord in me. If you’ve read this site before then you know I can be a bit nostalgic about food, tradition, and culture. Mr. Rodriguez hit me in the belly with all three!


The “Kimchi Deficit”

When I do these things I usually start with an idea for a video. Sometimes it’s just some joke or visual reference that I like and I build the whole cooking video from that. Sometimes a particular recipe is called for to make the concept work, so I do that recipe. Other times, most any recipe will support the joke or theme and I pick something I want to cook. Then, once I get a finished video, something about it strikes a memory, or an opinion, or maybe some cultural reference I can build the written blog around.

Today, it started with an editorial I read in the L.A. Times by Gregory Rodriguez. He usually writes about cultural issues like race relations, ethnicity, and other complex human qualities detailing what it is to be part of the “New” America.