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    Red Bean Porridge (Patjuk) during Winter Solstice
    December 22, 2013, No comments

    Winter Solstice (Dongji, 동지), is celebrated on the day of the year when daylight hours are the shortest. This day usually takes place between 20 to 22 December of the solar calendar. Starting from this day, the days…

  • Pine nuts, walnuts, and peanuts - bureom trio
    Bureom: going nutty under a full moon
    February 22, 2013, No comments

    The Lunar New Year has finally started and the moon has started its new cycle as well, with the first full moon of the New Year falling fifteen days after Seollal (설날, Lunar New Year’s Day.) This day in Korea is celebrated…

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    10 musings about Korean food as eaten by non-Koreans
    April 26, 2012, 1 Comment

    Korea is a country full of discoveries, many of them culinary. Yet, I’ve always noticed a sharp divide between what I find fascinating and what everyone wants me to like. This couldn’t be more apparent when…

  • Patjuk with a generous helping of saealshim
    How about a bowl of patjuk?
    December 21, 2011, No comments

    If all you had to do was eat something delicious on a particular day of the year to ward off evil spirits for the following year, would you? On the winter solstice, the day with the shortest day and the longest night of the…