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Jewel in the Palace

medicine food doctor chef physician joseon dynasty korean cuisine

Jewel in the Palace

First Air Date: September 15, 2003

First Aired on    :   2003
Status    :   Ended
Created By    :   Kim Young-hyun
Networks    :   MBC
Genres    :   Drama
Seasons/Episodes    :   54 episodes in 1 Seasons

Starring Lee Young Ae, it tells the tale of an orphaned kitchen cook who went on to become the king's first female physician. In a time when women held little influence in society, young apprentice cook Jang Geum strives to learn the secrets of Korean cooking and medicine in order to cure the King of his various ailments. It is based on the true story of Jang-geum, the first female royal physician of the Joseon Dynasty. The main themes are her perseverance and the portrayal of traditional Korean culture, including Korean royal court cuisine and traditional medicine.

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Season 1 (2003)

54 episodes

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