On today’s THE FOOD SEEN, Marja Vongerichten, host of PBS’s Kimchi Chronicles, talks about growing up in Northern Virginia with adoptive parents, being raised on American culture, and deciding to take the journey back to Korea to find her roots, recipes, and family. From bibimbap to bulgogi, Marja’s quest to educate herself and the US about the foods of her heritage, not only reconnects her with her past, but hopefully she’ll also find her biological parents. This program has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures.

“Food was really the first vehicle into my culture. I tasted some of these things- certain kimchis- and the taste just came flooding back. My taste buds remembered.”

“Korean food is so healthy. A lot of foods are medicinal due to necessity.” — Marja Vongerichten on THE FOOD SEEN