SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Yonhap) — 1st girl Kim Jung-sook attended the inaugural National Kimchi Working day celebration held Friday, even though promising to assist maintain Korea’s beloved cultural heritage.
Kim attended a ceremony hosted by the Nationwide Agricultural Cooperative Federation and a kimchi-themed cooking contest at THE PLAZA Seoul resort in central Seoul.
Kimchi Day, which falls on Nov. 22, is the sole meals-themed countrywide day in South Korea. It was set up in February.
“I hope that increased exports of kimchi will assistance stabilize the incomes of vegetable farmers,” Kim mentioned in an tackle at the ceremony, according to Cheong Wa Dae deputy spokesperson Lim Se-eun.
Kim additional, “Together with K-pop, kimchi is loved by people all around the entire world as a K-food stuff, and (I) will help maintain the heritage of flavor with pleasure, as (Korea is) the nation of origin for kimchi.”
The 1st girl famous that kimchi is broadly considered a wellness food stuff and that its fermentation excellent has garnered awareness, primarily amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
At the kimchi contest, the to start with girl met with contributors and noticed processes of building a variety of kimchi-themed delicacies, together with distinctive kimchi desserts and sauces.
“President Moon Jae-in can not have a single meal without having kimchi, and to Koreans, kimchi is an vital foods,” she claimed.