The Korea Post Media is working with the Organizing Committee of the 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Planet Festival, which is an extended festival from the 2013 Namyangju International Slow Food Fair which the City hosted in 2013 on the eastern outskirts of Seoul (some 10 miles away).
The 2015 Namyangju Slow Life Planet Festival is scheduled on Oct. 8-17, 2015, which is expected draw over half million Korean and international visitors during the 10-day event.
What does The Korea Post do during the Festival?
1. Introduces the traditional table-setting of the different countries of the world through a photo exhibition of the spread of foods on the able. This would be interesting because it will be different from one country to another.
(In Korea, the table normally consists of a bowl of rice, a bowl of guk (watery soup), a bowl of Jjigae (stew), a dish of roast fish, a dish of Namul (seasonable greens) and a number of other dishes (small pancakes, steamed eggs, fried bean curds, jelly, etc.). The number of bowls and dishes differ depending on the financial status of the family and on the different occasions. On such festive occasions as Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) and Chuseok (Autumn Full Moon Festival), the number of foods and variety are much larger than at normal time, and each has a specific food item that must not be left out, eg., Ddeokguk (rice cake soup) on the New Year’s Day and Songpyeon (stuffed small rice cake in a half-moon shape).
In other countries, the foods may not be put on the table all together (like in Korea and some other Asian countries) but will be served one after another according to the menu as at the Western restaurants.)
2. Invites Star Chefs of 5-star hotels to demonstrate their skill in best dishes.
3. Invites the wives of the ambassadors to demonstrate their skill in best dishes.
4. Invites international students (especially, coeds) to cook their national dishes.
5. Invites the Embassies to exhibit the representative food materials of their countries.
Expenses will be paid to each participant for the food materials, small cooking utensils and transportation. Large equipment such as refrigerators and gas rangers will be provided by the Organizing Committee.
The food festival expected to be widely covered by the Korean and international media as well as by The Korea Post with all its five media units.