Dear Supporters, Friends, and Fam,
We're finally working on the zine and video! A bunch of stuff happened which prevented us from finishing our rewards in a timely manner. Well, Hanjo finished his dissertation - he's really Dr. Rhee now!!! Then we went to India and ate too much food and had to basically roll ourselves back to Berlin. But we're totally back now and really excited about publishing our zine and making the Rhee Food Lab video this summer. July we'll be busy making Kimtschi again so if you haven't gotten all your goodies yet, hold tight! We'll be sending it your way soon enough. Please accept our apologies - we're sorry we're on Korean time, not German time!
Please feel free to stop by kate's website and learn some bad German words while you wait. She's been working really hard on a new blog project which explores German identity and the issues surrounding immigration/integration. www.germanproject.estherka.com
If you are so inclined, you can sign up for kate's newsletter to find out more about projects like the German Speaking Project, Dr. Rhee's Kimtschi Shop, and more! http://eepurl.com/izx56 She promises not to sell or share your information with a third party! She's super private and will only send one message about once a month - she's not a spammer. And if you provide your mailing address she'll send you a cool postcard in the mail!
Thanks always for your support and we'll be in touch again soon when our website is updated.
kimtschi kisses and soju breath,
kate and hanjo
Dear Kimtschi Freunde,
Without you, our project would have never gotten off the ground. We are so very grateful to your generosity and would like to say we're working on all the rewards! So sorry for the delays!
However, for now, we invite you to check out our video toast to you on the last evening of the project.
We also invite you to download the pdf How to care of the Rhee Food Lab Kimtschi if you like.
Happy New Year and hope you'll also be celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Big Black Water Dragon with Kimtschi dumplings - you know we will!
Warmly aus Berlin,
kate and hanjo
We ended our Kimtschi shop with another well attended reception on the 25th of Nov. Friday evening, lot of beer and kimtschi breath! We traded 57 jars of Kimtschi and raffled off the last 3 to eager participants. The next day we sadly closed our shop to protests and tears. Das Gift und das Kimtschi became such close friends over a week!
We had thoughtful and difficult conversations about ethnicity and multiculturalism. We learned about varying perspectives on race and culture. We were empowered and humbled, enlightened and disappointed. In the end, we recognized our project could evolve and improve. We want to travel it.
Now Rhee Food Lab is busy crunching numbers! The best, the worst, the most beautiful and the one most likely to end up on ebay will be published soon on our website. All of the national treasures submitted are online as well as participant photos! Please check them out - we're improving our website www.rheefoodlab.org
We'll start sending out electronic goodies before the end of the year. Mailings will go out in January! Thanks for being Kimtschi fans and helping to cure cancer, prevent avian flu and decrease the use of Viagra. Wanna get on our mailing list? Please email us and let us know - we're hoping to bring the project soon to your city!
kate und hanjo
greetings garlic lovers,
we had a very exciting and successful opening on the Saturday, the19th of November. Many curious people came to have a look and as of now we have traded 22 national treasures. All have been photographed and posted on our blog! http://rheefoodlab.tumblr.com/
On Friday, the 25th of November, we will have our closing reception when we toast to all of you and thank you for the love and support for our project. We thank you for believing in the artistic power of Kimtschi to change the world, one jar of Dr. Rhee Brand Kimtschi at a time. On this day two lucky people will win Onggi ceramics from Adam Field.
We encourage you to come down to the shop and trade your national treasure - or tell your friends! You can suggest our FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/169826043102143/ We are open everyday from 8pm-midnight with the closing reception on Friday! Hope to see you or your lovely friends there - all are welcome.
your rhee food lab team
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