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Uniting Families Through Food: Book Review of The Kimchi Chronicles

By admin | February 24, 2012

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By: Marnely Rodriguez

As much as I’d love to travel to Korea and eat amazing food, that’s not a current possibility right this second. Thus, I live vicariously though Marja Vongerichten’s cookbook, The Kimchi Chronicles. I fell in love with Korean food during culinary school and having a Korean best friend fed this addiction. Her roommate wouldn’t allow kimchi in their dorm room, so at my place was her secret stash. I of course allowed kimchi in my room- the more, the merrier!

Two years later and everytime I’ve run into a Korean restaurant, I’ve got to stop, sit, and enjoy a meal. Nothing beats the fiery and fermented flavors of the Korean kitchen, and the rituals just make it even more delicious. Having 10 to 20 small dishes before your main course arrives is foodie heaven, right?

Through the eyes of Marja, we discover a Korea unknown but familiar Read More

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US Sends Food Aid to North Korea

By admin | December 27, 2011

Photo: yeowatzup

Photo: yeowatzup

By: Michele Wolfson

The United States has announced a significant donation of food aid to North Korea this week, the first vocalized accomplishment after months of behind-the-scenes diplomatic relations between the two wartime enemies. An agreement by North Korea to suspend its controversial uranium enrichment program will likely follow within days. The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il delayed this expected announcement about the resumption of food aid from the United States to North Korea. Read More

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Five Great Smoothie Traditions

By mahir | April 27, 2011

Photo: Jose Carlos Cortizo Perez on flickr

Photo: Jose Carlos Cortizo Perez on flickr

As temperatures are heating up, it is tempting to grab a frothy ice cream-based drink to combat the heat. Instead of cooling down with a milkshake, choose a healthy smoothie. Smoothies can be surprisingly filling and lush with fruit and Read More

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