Distinguishing Dates and Daechu 대추

If you see the title and expect info about dating, please move on. Unless you are interested in edible sweetness! Because you will be introduced to two lovely fruits! 💕 Love at first sight? 🤔Don't judge a book by its cover! Regardless of their dry and wrinkly appearance, these guys are very sweet! 🥰 Each... Continue Reading →

Korea’s Cosmos of Corn 옥수수

Is corn a grain? 🌽🌾 Is corn a vegetable? 🌽🥬 Is corn a fruit? 🌽🍌 After reading this article, you might end up confused! But hopefully more clever! At least this is clear:Corn is cool. 🆒🌽 Why? Because all over the world, corn is used in a multitude of ways, ranging from being a major... Continue Reading →

Midwinter’s food is vegan: Patjuk 팥죽

It's tiiiiiime!!!! It's THE time of the year again! What time? Christmas time?🎄 Right, Christmas is coming up. ✝️ And so is Hanukkah. 🕎 But before that, we have another important event: Winter Solstice! Now, what is that? Winter solstice is the day that has the longest night of the year. ☃️🌠❄️ And what makes... Continue Reading →

Pink and Green: Tomatoes in Korea

🍅 "I like tomato, you like tomahto... 🎶 🥔 I like potato, you like potahto." 🎵 Or was it the other way around? 🍅🤔🥔 Who decides what's correct and what is not when it comes to tomatoes and potatoes, anyways. Despite pronunciation,* there are also disputes regarding the classification of these two food items. Is... Continue Reading →

Summer’s specialty: Kong-guksu 콩국수

🌡 Temperatures are rising, people are beginning to sweat in an instant. 💦 Strong indicators of summer having arrived. ☀️ Du-dung du-dung…. *dramatic music* Run for your lives!!! As long as you can… 😱Or enjoy the return of Korea's summer delicacies (yeoreum byeolmi 여름 별미)! ☀️🤤🍧 One of these is Kong-guksu (콩국수) - long noodles... Continue Reading →

Seasonal treat: Spring greens

🐦Birds are singing.🕊 🌸Flowers are blooming.🌼🦋Insects are buzzing around.🐝 🌱New leaves are sprouting on plants.🌿 Everything is basically yelling: 🌤 SPRING IS HERE!!!! 🌷 Young plants of edible mugwort (ssuk 쑥). How else can you tell? 🤤Fresh spring greens (bom-namul 봄나물) are back!!💚 Traditional Korean food is characterized by turning seasonal and local ingredients into... Continue Reading →

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