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Ji Hye Kim named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs

Serving up Korean flavors in Ann Arbor since 2016, chef Ji Hye Kim of Miss Kim has earned national accolades.

Kim was named one of Food & Wine magazines Best New Chefs in America for 2021. The prestigious awards were announced on Thursday.

“Inspired by Michigan ingredients and memories of her mother’s cooking, this best new chef offers lessons in the history of Korean cuisine interspersed among layers of flavor and texture,” Food & Wine wrote of Kim.

Miss Kim restaurant is part of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses. Kim, according to its website, grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and her food is rooted in Korean tradition and paired with working with local farmers to building in locally grown flavor.

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