Searching with Chef Sang

Searching with Chef Sang

Searching With Chef Sang

  • Searching with Chef Sang is a documentary series that follows celebrated chef and writer Sang Kim on a culinary road trip across his home province. Over the course of six half-hour episodes, Sang travels to meet a colourful, multi-generational cast of Korean Canadians, each with their own unique perspectives and recipes to share. Swapping stories and theories of ‘home’ over delicious Korean meals, Sang’s guests paint a portrait of a diverse, vibrant culture that is alive in even the most unlikely small towns in Canada. One part travelogue, one part culinary series, and one part love letter to his Korean heritage, Searching With Chef Sang invites audiences along on a journey with the singular Sang Kim as he searches for beauty, truth, belonging and the perfect kimchi. From Niagara Falls, to Thunder Bay, to his old haunts in Toronto’s Koreatown, Sang’s road trip adventure is fueled by a desire to explore and lay bare the complexities of life as a “1.5 gen” Korean Canadian. What makes us who we are as individuals? What brings us together in community? These are some of the questions that animate the ‘search’. Each stop on Sang’s journey contains a carousel of mouthwatering culinary experiences that allow audiences to experience the riches of Korean cuisine. As we learn about our characters’ lives, the food they share becomes a medium for storytelling: a vital thread between past, present and future.

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