'Kimchi Kooks' Puts a Modern Spin on a Traditional Dish

By: Christopher Magsambol - Aug 25, 2015
References: wallpaper & kimchikooks
'Kimchi Kooks' is a Brooklyn-based business that wanted to introduce the neigborhood to authentic Korean cuisine. Kimchi, the iconic dish became the basis for a modern and healthy approach to the traditional fermented cabbage delicacy.

The recipes used by creator Kate Kook are inspired by her grandfather's traditional recipes. In putting a New York twist on her grandfather's dish, Kook began using local, seasonal ingredients that typically aren't found in Kimchi. This melding of old and new styles resulted in a now flourishing business. Kimchi Kooks offers a variety of flavors, including Kate's grandfather's 'Classic Kimchi,' 'Kimchi'd Kale,' and 'Kimchi'd Cabbage and Beets.'

The sleek packaging also reflects Kook's theme of modernized tradition with brown hanji, a type of Korean paper.