THE CULTURAL AMBASSADOR
Marja Vongerichten’s personal journey is as amazing as her culinary one. Born in Korea to a Korean mother and African American father, she was then adopted and raised in America, and several years later married famous French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. So she knows the power food holds as a gateway to understanding an entire culture. It’s a journey she shares with audiences through her PBS series Kimchi Chronicles, which explores the Korean cuisine Vongerichten has come to love since reuniting with her birth mother at 19.
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