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: Korean Tomatoes

🍅 "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.🌿 It's basically screaming in your face: 🌤 SPRING IS HERE!!!! 🌷 How else can you tell? 🤤Fresh spring greens (bom-namul 봄나물) are back!!💚 Young plants of edible mugwort (ssuk 쑥). Side dishes featuring spring greens, e.g. Dol-namul, Dureup, Bangpung-namul, Dallae).... Continue Reading →

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