Jiho Im, better known as ‘The Wandering Chef’, travels the Korean peninsula in search of the most unique ingredients, honouring Mother Nature with whom he has a very strong and personal relationship. For him, Nature is at the core of his life and creative work. One day, he meets someone very special on the road leading him to the most incredible challenge of a lifetime: conceiving and cooking 108 plates in 24 hours – 108 agonies of life in Buddhism – to pay tribute to his adoptive mother.
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“A beautiful, observational, cathartic doc in which celebrity chef Jiho Im shows us a lot of things, not least of which is some beautiful food.”
Director Hye Ryeong Park
Script Hyun Jung Kwon
Producer Min Jung Huh
Cast Jiho Im
2019 | South Korea | 86 mins | Documentary