Holiday Teas & Sweets from Korea with Haelin Lee

Chef Haelin Lee

On Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6:30PM, The Korea Society, located on 950 Third Avenue at 57th Street, 8th Floor, invited Chef Haelin Lee for a special holiday cooking demonstration and hands-on workshop on seasonal teas and Korean sweets. 

At this event, Chef Lee brewed Omija and Honey Tea, and served several traditional Korean sweets such as Walnut and Persimmon Roll Gotgamssam. She also prepared Chestnut Paste Yullan, and Sesame Candy Kang Jung. She taught the class on how to bake dried fruit as well. Chef Lee also shared some holiday packaging ideas for people to take home the perfect holiday gift to family or friends. All the workshop attendees took home an AmorePacific Gift Set! It was a great experience for AsianInNY to witness Chef Haelin Lee to demonstrate her amazing cooking and baking skills.

Chef Haelin Lee's demonstration on cooking Walnut and Persimmon Roll Gotgamssam

Haelin Lee is a successful Korean chef who learned the art of traditional Korean cooking in the Blue House where she aided with meal preparations for the President of South Korea and his guests as an assistant to Master Chef Jungyoung Sun. Princess Julia Lee, the daughter-in-law of Prince Yeong of the Empire (the last Korean Prince of the early 20th century), mentored Chef Lee on traditional Korean food presentation and taste based her experience in Naksunjae Palace.

For the past five years, Chef Lee’s private catering business, Art of Eating, has provided homemade traditional Korean food to a growing clientele. Her goal is to introduce the complex flavors of Korean food to those unfamiliar with the cuisine. She prepares high-quality dishes with a strong attention to detail. In September of 2011, Lee displayed her work at the Lee Younghee Museum in New York City. The exhibition showcased the traditional beauty, color, and shape of traditional Korean food.

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