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My grandmother started to teach me how to make banchan (반찬), side dishes.

It must be the Korean way of *hinting* the need to marry you off soon. Well regardless of hidden meanings or codes, I’m just happy to be spending an afternoon with my grandmother learning how to make banchan(반찬), side dishes that accompany the main meal. Today she taught me how to make black bean in […]

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Deep-fried, Rice-battered Hotdog

Once a month, I volunteer with a group to go to an orphanage to cook lunch for the kids. The kids are super sweet and I really enjoy cooking for them and playing with them. It’s also fun to see what kinds of food Korean children like and dislike. This time, we decided to do […]

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Christmas at an Orphanage

Instead of spending Christmas at an expensive hotel, I decided to go to an orphanage on the outskirts of Seoul to help prepare lunch. Christmas dinner isn’t what you might expect, but we did have mash potatoes, turkey with grazy, and cranberry sauce. To this we added panini pizza, pickled radish, and pasta. So…do you […]

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Anna Kim’s Cartoon on being a chef

    It translates to, “Everyday when I end, I am tired. But when I cook, I am happy and I am proud I am a chef.

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Homemade Strawberry and Banana Icecream made by Woo Jin

Banana up top and Strawberry on the bottom. Here’s Won Jin! It was pretty good and she made it without an icecream maker. Her husband is one lucky guy (for many reasons). Dan

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