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My April 22, 2010 Korean cooking class in New York

By Maangchi

My cooking class on April 22, 2010 was another huge success! Teaching 9 dishes in 1 ½ hours was not easy to plan, but I made it and finished successfully on time!

Some students came from a 2 hour driving distance from NYC.  Most students are my blog readers, but I met some new people, too.

It was great experience for me to meet cool people. All of my 15 students were passionate about Korean cooking and their eyes were sparkling when I demonstrated or explained. You will see how seriously they look in learning my Korean recipes in the photos that I post in this blog.

All the staff at the Brooklyn Kitchen was very helpful and my assistant Ms. Ori was such a great person. She is a chef working at a restaurant in Chelsea area. She also has a blog. She helped me grocery shopping, carrying, cleaning, arranging, … I wouldn’t have been able to make it without her help. “Thank you, Ori!”

By the way, in Korean, ori :오리 means duck. : )

I heard many people were on the waiting list. Sorry about not being able to accept all of you! I wish we could find a place where we could cook all day together no matter how many people came! I hope I can meet you in my next cooking class.

Here are some photos to show you what we did in the class.


Ori, me, and Julie

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12 Comments:

  1. Gold Medal Cebu City, Philippines My profile page joined 2/11
    Posted March 5th, 2011 at 9:00 am | # |

    Dear Maangchi,

    Although a lot of people do appreciate your hard work and willingness to teach, I strongly believe teaching 9 Korean dishes in 1 1/2 hours is a little bit too much for any human being. I do not doubt your enthusiasm, vigor and abilities, but you need to take it easy also, as you might strain yourself too much in one single activity in one single day.

    Please do remember there are lots of people out there that depend on your amazing Korean cooking lessons and maybe one day, international cooking lessons as well. If you overstrain yourself or injure yourself due to sheer volume of work, a greater magnitude of people around the world will surely miss you on the air as you recuperate.

    Maybe four to five dishes would be enough for that span of time, so you would have enough time to rest, relax and enjoy yourself while teaching your students. I really do think they will understand, in the same way as the students who were turned down for that class that day, who understood the situation. You could only do so much for us. Besides, you have done so much for us already – especially, listening to our many suggestions and teaching in many methods you could think possible. No one has done what you have been doing all these time, it is almost a sacrifice on your part.

    Sometimes, less is more. Proper pacing and the right amount of quantity although little sometimes produces the best quality. Well, this is just an honest suggestion, as some of your fans do care for your welfare too.

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted March 5th, 2011 at 11:20 am | # |

      Thank you very much for your warm words! I really feel warm now. : ) This class was done last year and it turned out successful. I love to teach as much as I can in a limited time. I know there were so many different recipes were taught but that’s what I wanted. : ) As I mentioned in this blog, some students drove hours and hours to learn Korean cooking, so if I put myself into my readers’ shoes, I would want to learn as many recipes as I can if I go to someone’s cooking class, sacrificing my precious weekend time.

      I am also going to teach at the WholeFood Culinary center in April this year. http://www.maangchi.com/classes/april-16-2010

  2. Godzilla Los Angeles My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted May 5th, 2010 at 1:57 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I love your videos, it has been so inspiring I have decided to learn how to cook Korean food and create a blog to start posting. Even though I am a Korean and a professional cook I have never learned to cook Korean food, what a shame. I just enjoyed my grandmother’s dishes and ignored to learn a wonderful cuisine. Thank you again for inspiring me and my grandmother loves your videos as well. Please let me know the next time you have an upcoming class in Los Angeles, I’ll be there for sure.

    Michael Choi

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted May 5th, 2010 at 3:57 pm | # |

      Dear Michael,
      Nice meeting you through my website here! I’m glad to hear that your grandmother likes me. : ) I usually post my meetup plan in advance on my blog. Stay tuned! I’m looking forward to meeting you, too!

  3. ori nyc My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted May 3rd, 2010 at 10:02 pm | # |

    there is alot of rain here so i feel a little bit like a duck! hi maangchi! it was a great class. not only did you cook so many dishes…but they were all great too! happy to have helped. xo

  4. Michael Seattle, WA My profile page I'm a fan! joined 5/09
    Posted April 28th, 2010 at 9:23 am | # |

    I had an amazing time and learned a lot.

    Thank you so much for all your hard work.

  5. osk1104 South korea (in kunsan) My profile page joined 4/10
    Posted April 27th, 2010 at 10:31 am | # |

    WOW!!that’s really great to everyone.
    I think they love korean and culture.
    I hope everybody will have a nice time again.
    you are the best!
    see you.

  6. powerplantop Louisiana My profile page I'm a fan! joined 6/09
    Posted April 27th, 2010 at 10:25 am | # |

    Wow you cooked all of that in 1 1/2 hours!


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