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Here is my mini interview with Patricia and the famous steamed pork bun photo that won the People’s Choice Grand Prize in the 2010 Korean Food Photo Contest. Check out some of her artwork on her website. Her beautiful steamed buns photo displays her genuine artistic skills. Cheers, Patsy!
With prizes sent by Sempio company
1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Patricia Shin Hernandez and I live in Provo, Utah. You can call me Patsy though, and Hernandez is my married name.
2. What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I am currently a graphic design student at Brigham Young University. I do freelance design and paintings on the side as well. My husband and I got married a year ago–I was only 20 then! I also have a large family living in Utah (all of my brothers and sisters live here with their families) — we used to live in Korea before I came to school in Utah.
3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I cook your recipes at least 3-4 times a week. When I got married and started cooking dinner for us, I realized my mom never gave me any Korean recipes. Your site was my favorite to get recipes from because the recipes tasted just like the food my mom would make. When I had my parents come over for dinner once, they said I cook Korean food the best out of their daughters!
4.What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
My favorite recipes are jjinppang mandu (steamed pork buns) dubu buchim yangnyumjang (pan-fried tofu with seasoning sauce), and hobakjeon (squash pancake).
5 What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
My favorite dish is probably the jjinppang mandu. My husband gets tired of sandwiches, so I make them on Sundays so we can eat them the entire week for lunch while we are both at school. My friends come over to make them too :).
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