Seoul’s Food Culture Highlighted by Semipermanent’s “Live to Eat”
As the third installment in Semipermanent — a series currently airing on Arirang TV — “Live to Eat” follows hosts Erik Moynihan and Tiffany Needham as they roam the streets of Seoul, sharing the city’s food scene through the eyes of various expatriates. First up in the episode is Sarah, an American gyopo, who works as an apprentice at organic farm-to-table Bean Table, rediscovering her Korean roots through cooking. “Live to Eat” quickly transitions from the Bean Table’s lush surroundings to Daerim, where Erik and Tiffany explore the sights, smells and tastes of a Chinese market’s rare foods with writer Megan. Concluding at Wahid’s Moroccan sandwich restaurant in Haebangchon, the episode is a compelling feature on exploring a culture through taste. You can also watch episodes one and two through Semipermanent‘s Vimeo page.