Judy Joo is spreading Korean culture one tv show, restaurant, and cookbook at a time. A regular on Food Network and The Cooking Channel, the chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author has made Korean food accessible to large audiences with her simplified recipes. Now she’s out with a new cookbook–Judy Joo’s Korean Soul Food–with mouth-watering recipes that reflect her identity as a Korean, American and Londoner.  

Judy talks about giving up a lucrative finance career to attend culinary school to find true happiness, her path from a non-profit to recipe tester to food writer to chef, breaking the mold of what a female chef looks like, male chef privilege, hater reviews, Asian tv chef representation, new fusion recipes in her upcoming book, and my one random question about Guy Fieri. 

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