Food Mondays: The Hospitality Of Pyeongchang
The 2018 Winter Olympics just wrapped up in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Nearly 3,000 athletes convened on the sleepy Gangwon province northeast of Seoul, on the border with North Korea. Soo Kang is originally from Korea. Now she teaches hospitality management at Colorado State University. Kang says that the food around Pyeongchang is probably closest to the cuisine of North Korea. While East Asian food seems synonymous with rice and fish, Gangwon province is known as “Potato Valley.” Olympic athletes were treated to some of the region’s unique food, as well as some other uniquely Korean hospitality customs. In this week’s Food Monday, Kang joins Worldview to discuss Korean hospitality and the Olympics.