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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Positively Cynical

Won Kim is a restaurateur and artist that I have been following for some time now. His mashup of Polish and Korean food and his artistic badassery showcase how you can be yourself without giving a shit about how it looks to anyone else.

It's not an edgy gimmick, its just Won being Won on “Positively Cynical”, Episode 18 of Something About Food?

A Chicago native by way of Seoul, South Korea, Won grew up eating his mother's Korean food. As part of a household where both parents worked, Won was responsible for making the rice for the family and being a kimchi assistant to his mother. These experiences and responsibilities gave him that appreciation for preparing and enjoying food that guide him today.

Art was Won's first passion but he always had an affinity for food and approached it with a sense of creativity and experimentation. He attended culinary school for a short period, but mainly learned on his feet by staging, doing pop-ups and helping friends in the industry with anything and everything food-related: he has hosted a series of beer dinners at Whole Foods Market, been a private chef for Tom Kehoe, and assisted with cooking whole pigs. These experiences led him to running Kimski - a Korean Polish street food restaurant in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago. Follow him on Instagram @kimskichicago

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