Kimchi is an essential part of the Korean dining experience but it transcends the table. The fermented vegetable dish is a full-fledged part of Korean culture.
With its profile on the rise, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles and the Korean Food Global Association will be hosting the 2021 Korea Kimchi Festival on November 22, 2021, coinciding with “Kimchi Day,” declared by the California state government. The event is one of four taking place across the globe.
All things kimchi
Kimchi refers to fermented vegetables made with a variety of seasonings.
“There could be over 100 types of kimchi. The most common type that many of us are familiar with is Baechu kimchi,” says event co-chair Cindy Shin.
Baechu kimchi is typically made with Korean cabbage and radish, mixed with seasonings and other ingredients like green onion, garlic, ginger and red…