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Please Take Care of My Refrigerator

I am busy in the kitchen this week preparing various foods for my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve picked up quite a few useful cooking tips that I’ve put into practice from the South Korean cooking TV show Naengjanggo-reul Butakhae, English translation “Please Take Care of My Refrigerator”—something I’m sure many will be saying after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The premise of this show is as follows: there are two hosts and eight chefs who remain constant from episode to episode, while the two guests change from episode to episode. The guests—figures from Korean popular culture—bring their refrigerators as-is onto the show, and the chefs must prepare dishes requested by the guests using only the ingredients in the fridge. Each guest requests two dishes, and two chefs face off for each dish with only 15 minutes to create the dish. It’s a fantastic show that is entertaining but also instructive in both small cooking tips as well as whole recipes that you can put into practice. Netflix currently has two seasons available, but it is unclear if Netlix’s recent deal with JTBC will get us the last two seasons.

Show Title: 냉장고를 부탁해 (Please Take Care of My Refrigerator)
Seasons: 4 (2 on Netflix)
Episodes: 254 (total)
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Don’t use vegetables like this in your Thanksgiving meal. (Image copyright JTBC)

Review finished: 11.27.19
Review posted: 11.28.19

Published inVariety Shows

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