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Onggi pottery vessels for making kimchi. Source: MIN CHEOL KIM / Adobe Stock.

How Master Potters Keep a 7000-Year-Old Kimchi Tradition Alive (Video)


Kimchi, the spicy and tangy fermented vegetable dish that has been a staple of Korean cuisine for over 7000 years, is more than just a food - it is a symbol of cultural identity and heritage. And behind this ancient tradition are master potters who have dedicated their lives to perfecting the art of creating the perfect kimchi vessel, the onggi.

In a world where modern technologies and convenience have led to a decline in traditional methods of food preparation, these master potters continue to keep the kimchi tradition alive through their expert craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to quality. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of kimchi pottery and the master artisans who are ensuring the longevity of this ancient culinary practice.

Top image: Onggi pottery vessels for making kimchi.  Source: MIN CHEOL KIM / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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