A South Korean woman’s quest to grow a sencha plant to use in her home kitchen was the inspiration for her new cooking show.
The 26-year-old, who has been a chef for more than three decades, says she is “very lucky” to have the experience to grow sencha.
Her show, called Sencha Food, is a collaboration between the K-pop boy band BTS, an actress and an author.
“My goal is to make the show better.
I want to bring food to people,” the star told AFP.
The show, which aired on April 7, is one of several in South Korea that have become viral online and have inspired more than a million fans to upload their own cooking shows.
The star, who was inspired by the food of her mother, Kim Soo-hwan, said her goal was to make cooking accessible to people with different dietary needs.
“I wanted to make it for everyone who wants to become a chef, because I am a mom of two,” she said.
“The show is about the cooking.
We will cook and eat what we want.
It’s about cooking with your heart, with your soul.”
The food and the recipes are created by a cast of more than 40 actors, including actress Kim Eun-seok and singer-songwriter Kyung-seon.
“It’s the best food show ever made.
We can cook everything in our kitchen.
We are not a family, we are just friends,” she added.”
When I see it, I’m excited.”
She said she was also inspired by her mother.
“She was always cooking,” she told AFP, “but she was always so busy that I was always too busy.”
A cook at her home, the star said she had cooked with rice and beans, but could not get enough of her favourite dishes.
“As a mom, I always want my son to learn how to cook.
And I hope I can bring that experience to everyone,” she explained.”
But I am very lucky.
I have the best kitchen, so I know I can do it.”
In the show, the cast cooks a variety of dishes and the contestants compete for the title of most delicious.
It is not the first of its kind in South Korean cooking, which has become popular in recent years.
There are also a number of cooking shows and cooking shows in the US, UK and Australia.
In South Korea, the main event is the traditional K-dramas that feature the chefs cooking dishes made from various ingredients.
“You are cooking a meal and your mother is watching you,” the host of the show told AFP at the show’s launch event.
“In the old days, we had to cook our meals by hand.
That’s how I learned to cook.”