All posts by Vincenzo Acampora Carratura

  • Seoul National Library
    A day in the Seoul National Library
    January 13, 2014, No comments

    For my research on Korean food I was looking for a specific book (Korean food:The originality) that could not be easily found. I wandered through several book stores (including Kyobo book store) and I couldn’t…

  • Hwahongmun
    A day trip to Suwon
    January 6, 2014, No comments

    It was a sunny Sunday and I needed to get out of the hectic Seoul so I decided to do a day  trip to a place I haven’t visited yet. The city of Suwon is located around 30 km south of Seoul and knowing that it has many interesting&hel ...

  • Tteok
    A walk in Ahyeon Market (Seoul)
    December 30, 2013, No comments

    During my room search of last week,  I have visited many houses in Sinchon (신촌), Hongdae (홍대) and Ayheon (아현) areas and it was during one of these visits that I discovered the area around the Ayheon metro …

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    Marcheat Market – organic food market in Seoul
    December 6, 2013, No comments

    Organic and sustainable food has been catching on in South Korea over the last few years. Awareness about the importance of a healthy diet has grown and so has the number of people interested in these topics. The first …

  • soybean paste
    Asio gusto – Slow food event
    October 20, 2013, 1 Comment

    From the 1st to the 6th of October the Asio Gusto event was held at at the Namyangju sport complex center located just outside Seoul. This event was the first Asian international slow food fair that gathered producers…

  • Stirring Jjimdak
    Andong style braised chicken – Jjimdak (찜닭)
    October 7, 2013, No comments

    Hello everybody! Today we will talk about Jjimdak (찜닭) a popular chicken dish prepared with vegetables, green and red chili peppers and glass noodles. I went together with a friend of mine to the restaurant Bongchu…