BLUE HILL — Bar Harbor resident Jill Lee will give a presentation about the regional varieties of kimchi and have samples available for tasting at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Blue Hill Public Library. She will have copies of her recently published children’s book, “Sunny Makes Kimchi with Halmi,” available for purchase and signing. The book was designed to teach anyone, child or grown-up, how to make kimchi.
Kimchi is the unequivocal staple in Korean cuisine, and every household has its own recipe and secrets. Today, people worldwide are discovering the flavor and health benefits of kimchi, with enthusiasts in all corners of the United States learning to make their own. In this presentation, author Jill Lee will explore the science and evolution of many varieties of kimchi, and pose the question, “What is the regional kimchi of Downeast Maine?”
Jill Lee is a graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, and tinkerer who grew up partly in Korea and partly in the United States. After leaving high school in Los Angeles, she followed her love of nature and winter to Maine. When not designing or painting, Jill can be found learning new plants, writing recipes, reading books about math, playing video games, or traveling.
This event is open to all ages, and is sponsored by the library. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.