A North Korean chef preparing his signature dish
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North Korea's culinary tribute to 'Dear Leader'

North Korea's state news agency has released pictures of a national food competition held in the capital Pyongyang.

The event is reportedly organized as a tribute for the upcoming birthday of former leader Kim Jong-il.

North Korea has often been associated with famine and food shortages, but state media promoted the event as a move to "improve the country's food culture".

David Hannah reports.

  • 08 Feb 2013
  • From the section Asia