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.

Jewel in the Palace
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TitleJewel in the Palace
First Air DateSep 15, 2003
Last Air DateMar 23, 2004
Number of Episodes54
Number of Seasons1
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Alternative TitlesLa Gran Jang Geum, Javaheri Dar Ghasr, Javaheri Dar Qasr, جواهری در قصر, Dae Jang Geum, Великая Чан Гым, The Great Jang-Geum
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