BY Julie Jones | Nov 25, 2015 11:31 AM EST
Thanksgiving and the days after are all about feasting and spending fun time with the family.The holiday also offers the perfect time to introduce the family to k-drama. And what better way to share your love of drama with a few that focus on food.Here are five to savor while snacking on leftovers:
"Warm and Cozy." If you like seafood, this drama might prompt you to book a vacation to Jeju Island. Yoo Yeon Suk plays a chef with a flair for creating succulent seafood dishes with the island's tastiest natural resource. Kang So Ra winds up working in his restaurant and helps him become a more responsible person. Every episode has a recipe.
"Pasta." Gong Hyo Jin plays an aspiring chef in a fancy pasta restaurant. It's all going well until the new chef decides he does not want women in his kitchen. Lee Sun Kyun plays the dictatorial chef who eventually captures her heart. But the real star of the drama is pasta. Also Choi Jin Hyuk and No Min Woo are in the kitchen staff.
"Flower Boy Ramen Shop." In this drama the owner of a ramen shop postulates that just about everything in life can be made better by ramen. There might be something to the idea if the dish was served by one of the drama's pretty flower boys. The drama starring Jung Il Woo, Lee Chung Ah and Lee Ki Woo is sweet family fare and even features a kimchi-flavored kiss.
If kimchi is what you are craving, try "Fermentation Family, aka "Kimchi Family." In this drama, a gangster decides to turn over a new leaf and work at a kimchi restaurant run by two sisters. the 2011 drama stars Song Il Gook of "The Return of Superman" fame, Park Jin Hee, Lee Min Young and Choi Jae Young. Who knew there were so many kinds of kimchi.
If you like your food with some historical flavor, sample teh spreads offered in one of the most popular k-dramas ever,"Jewel in the Palace." Lee Young Ae plays Jang Dae Geum, a woman whose culinary skills attracted attention in the royal palace. Very different from traditional Thanksgiving fare, the drama's lavish dishes are beautiful to behold.
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