The art of storytelling

starting is the half

storytelling through the art of cuisine

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done” ― Vincent Van Gogh

Summer nappa & the stories of growing up in South Korea in the 60s from Chef Chunhee Nam Kim, photographed by Dat Nguyen

Summer Vibe

“to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.”
― Ellen Bass

a story of life



yeolmu kimchi

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
― Chuck Klosterman

banchan

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


kimchi

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein, The World As I See It