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Korean restaurant chef in London kills co-worker over food prep skills

  • Li Hunan, a 60-year-old chef, was charged with the murder of his colleague Il Sung, 58, at a Korean restaurant in London on Aug. 15.
  • The two men were reportedly arguing about food preparations as Hunan questioned his coworker’s skills as a chef before the altercation turned physical.
  • Sung suffered two fatal stab wounds to the chest and slash wounds on his body.
  • Hunan was remanded in custody. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 4 for a plea hearing.

A chef at a Korean restaurant in London allegedly murdered his colleague due to his poor food preparation skills.

Li Hunan, 60, was charged with the murder of his colleague Il Sung, 58, at the Airang Korean restaurant in Poland Street, Soho, on Aug. 15.

Missing diver in Mukilteo identified as beloved Seattle-area chef Hans Korompis

  • Authorities identified the recreational diver who went missing in Mukilteo, Washington, on June 17 as beloved 33-year-old Seattle chef Hans Korompis, the director of restaurateur Shubert Ho’s Market restaurants.
  • Two divers reportedly entered the water during the morning of June 17, but only one of them – a 33-year-old Everett man — was found uninjured.
  • Over a week since he was reported missing, Korompis' body has yet to be found.
  • Korompis, who came to the United States from Singapore at the age of 20, began his career as a chef under renowned Seattle chef Tom Douglas.
  • He then worked for Ho’s Feedme Hospitality Restaurant Group in 2015 and later became the director of Ho’s restaurant Market, which now has four locations.
  • Korompis has left a legacy through the dishes he served at Market, which Ho built for the late chef in 2018.

The recreational diver who went missing in Mukilteo, Washington, earlier this month has been identified as beloved Seattle chef Hans Korompis.

The Mukilteo police and fire departments received a diver-in-distress call near Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo at around 9:15 a.m. on June 17. Nathan Fabia, a spokesperson for the Mukilteo police, said two divers had entered the water during the morning of the call, but only one of them – a 33-year-old Everett man – was found uninjured on the shore.

French chef adopted from Korea moves back to Seoul after falling in love with its flavors

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  • A French chef adopted from Korea went from finding Korean food to be “too spicy” to loving it enough to move to Korea to learn more.
  • Chef Damien Selme was born in Korea in 1986 before being adopted and moved to France at 6 months old.
  • After meeting a Korean intern by chance, Selme decided to travel to Korea in 2009 for two weeks. He ended up permanently moving to Korea and began working as a chef at the Korea Furniture Museum in 2010.
  • Selme has been on a steady quest to discover the flavors of Korean cuisine, describing it as “healthy instant food.”
  • Selme currently heads a team of 45 chefs at the Andaz hotel, a branch of the Hyatt brand located in the trendy area of Apgujeong-dong in Seoul.
  • On his personal Instagram page, he shares pictures of his exquisite dishes, including a roasted lobster tail with marinated pear, a kumquat pickle and maltaise sauce.

A French chef adopted from Korea went from finding Korean food to be “too spicy” to loving it enough to move to Korea to learn more.

Born in Korea in 1986, Damien Selme, now 36, was adopted and moved to France at 6 months old. After completing his culinary education in 2004, Selme went on to intern and later work as chef at several Michelin star restaurants throughout France. 

Jamie Oliver reveals he has ‘teams of cultural appropriation specialists’ vet his cookbooks

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  • Jamie Oliver shared in a recent interview that he hires “cultural appropriation specialists” to vet the content in his cookbooks.
  • The celebrity chef and bestselling cookbook author explained that these experts make sure his books do not “offend anyone.”
  • Oliver has been accused of “cultural appropriation” in the past for creating questionable interpretations of traditional recipes.

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has revealed that he hires “teams of cultural appropriation specialists” for his cookbooks to avoid offending readers. 

In an interview with The Sunday Times, the 46-year-old cookbook author said he has experts vetting his recipes before they are published in his books.

MasterChef Australia Contestant: Why Greeting Asians With ‘Ni Hao Ma’ is Racist

A contestant in MasterChef Australia has put a local radio station on blast for the “ignorant” way of greeting her in Chinese. 

What happened: Contestant Sarah Tiong, who was recently eliminated from the cooking competition show, said a presenter from Triple M Sunraysia greeted her with “ni hao ma” (Mandarin for “How are you?”) off-air, before a phone interview.

Bay Area Chef Wins ‘Nobel Prize for Food’ for His Climate Change Solutions

A chef in San Francisco recently won an international award for his efforts in creating climate change solutions through the food he prepares.

Mission Chinese Food co-founder Anthony Myint was awarded the “Basque Culinary World Prize,” from Spain-based nonprofit Basque Culinary Center on Tuesday. The recognition, which also includes a €100,000 ($112,182) cash prize, is widely regarded as “the Nobel Prize for food.”