Jeong Kwan and the Buddhist Temple Kitchen at Teufelhof
Monday, 21 January 2019, 18.30 hrs, at the Bel Etage Restaurant
Seasonal, regional, vegan: Korean temple cuisine is not only considered a healthy diet, but is also celebrated internationally in the culinary world. Normally the nun, Jeong Kwan, cooks the cuisine of the future in a South Korean temple according to ancient Buddhist principles. But now she comes to Basel and introduces us to the temple kitchen. She presents us with numerous starters and main courses as well as the philosophy of this unique kitchen culture.
Jeong Kwan says of herself "I am no chef, I am a nun" and therefore perceives cooking as a form of meditation. The nun has been a Zen Buddhist for over 40 years and lives in the temples of Baegyansa in South Korea, where she cooks for other nuns and monks as well as occasional visitors. The temple complex is part of the Naejangsan National Park. For over 3 years, Jeong Kwan has followed invitations from famous chefs such as René Redzepi from the Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen around the world. The chef became better known because of the Netflix series "Chef's Table". The daily newspapers of the FAZ in Germany and the New York Times recommend her evenings as "once in a lifetime experience" and consider her to be "one of the world's greates chefs".
In the traditional vegan temple kitchen, all tasty ingredients such as onions, leeks or garlic are omitted and the remaining ingredients can unfold their full potential. The creativity of the temple kitchen results from this restriction. It reflects the balance of a balanced lifestyle. Buddhist temples cook organically, regionally, seasonally and consciously.
On invitation of the Teufelhof Basel, a Chef's Table with Jeong Kwan will be held once in Basel on Monday, 21st January 2019. In cooperation with the proven kitchen team around Michael Baader, Jeong Kwan will present her Buddhist temple kitchen. In addition to the culinary experience, without alcohol or coffee by the way, the focus will also be on the exchange of ideas.
Price: CHF 149.00 per person (Korean tea and mineral water are included in the price). We will be happy to accept your reservations by telephone at +41 61 261 10 10 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that there will be larger tables for 5 and 8 people.