Yoon Sook-ja

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Yoon Sook-ja
Yoon Sook-Ja.jpg
Yoon in 2016
Born (1948-06-06) June 6, 1948 (age 69)
Alma mater Sookmyung Women's University
Dankook University
Employer Institute of Traditional Korean Food
Korean name
Hangul 윤숙자
Hanja [1]
Revised Romanization Yun Suk-ja
McCune–Reischauer Yun Sukja

Yoon Sook-ja (born June 6, 1948) is a South Korean cooking researcher and professor.

Education and career[edit]

She got her master's degree in Food and Nutrition at Sookmyung Women's University, and took her doctoral course in Food and Nutrition at Dankook University. She was the associate professor of Traditional Cookery at Baewha Women's University, and now she is the head of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food,[2] where she is also a professor in the Department of Food and Cooking. Additionally, she is the head of the Tteok Museum. She has given presentations on Korean food in London.[3][4]

She was one of the people in charge of South Korea's return banquet at the 2007 Inter-Korean summit.


  • 1997, Our Kitchen Gadget (LIFE & DREAM)
  • 1998, Korean Traditional Cuisine (JIGU PUBLISHING Co.)
  • 2000, Korean Foods in Season (時節飮食) (JIGU PUBLISHING Co.)
  • 2001, Korean Traditional Desserts : Ricecakes, cookies and beverages English translation from the Korean by Young-Hie Han. ISBN 978-89-7006-239-6[5]
  • 2002, Indigo Town's Hangwa (Jilsiru)
  • 2003, Tteok in Scenery, Good-Morning Kimchi (Jilsiru)[6]
  • 2006, Beautiful Wedding Food (Jilsiru), Korea's Tteok Hangwa Eumcheongnyu (JIGU PUBLISHING Co.)
  • 2007, Our Beautiful Alcohol (Jilsiru), Basic Cooking of Korean Food with Professor Yoon sook-ja (JIGU PUBLISHING Co.)
  • 2008, Our Food Ingredients Good for Eat Q&A (JIGU PUBLISHING Co.) - Joint Authorship with Choi Bong-seun, Choi Eun-hui


Supervision (Children's Books)[edit]

  • 2006, You and Me, Grab a Spoon and Come on in (Knowing Our Country Well 5 - Foods, Daekyobook)
  • 2007, Meju Flowers Blooming (Food Relics, Trip Our Relics 4, Joongang Publishing)

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