Christine's parents were fantastic cooks. Her father was raised in South Carolina and loved making quintessential "soul food" dishes; her mother is from Seoul, Korea (she met Christine's father there during his Army tour) and made classic Korean meals.
On any given evening, it wasn't unusual for there to be pig feet, bulgogi, collard greens, rice, kimchi and saam (lettuce wraps) on the table. Christine grew up eating the comfort foods of two cultures, which ignited her passion for cooking and eating ethnic food.
Today, Christine is a civil rights attorney and consultant on diversity, equity and inclusion matters. She studies the intersection of race, culture and food; writes articles and food blogs; and makes presentations around the world about the important role that food plays in cultural identity.
Cooking with Christine is cultural appreciation without appropriation. She celebrates food as history and heritage in away that opens a space for dialogue, exploration and fun.