Author and renowned activist known for her monumental running feats from New York to Chicago and Milan to Cannes, Africa Yoon, announces new book, “The Korean” Single and Obese: Then Kimchi Changed Everything!

The memoir details how she lost 110lbs eating Korean and vegan food in one year from Korean grocery store Hmart, the largest Asian grocery store in America and also a partner of Mrs. Yoon’s book launch. Mrs. Yoon opens up about the journey through Korean cooking, her runs, and a heart-wrenching period of illness postpartum which leads to miraculously rediscovering wellness through Korean cuisine.

Rewatching episodes of the “Kimchi Chronicles” from TV Host and Chef Marja Vongerichten with her co-host husband, famed restaurateur and chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten on PBS helped her on the road to recovery. “I was experiencing deep anxiety and I began watching Marja’s show each day. From this, I got the courage to begin making Korean food again.” Soon after Yoon began attempting the dishes made by Vongerichten and other famous Korean chefs, she became well. “I really credit her with getting me going again. When I couldn’t, she did and somehow that gave me permission to begin again myself.”

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