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The Wonderful World of Korean Food: Snacks and Seasonings

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In the past, every Korean household would make soy sauce, doenjang soybean paste and gochujang red pepper paste. These three are the most important seasonings in the Korean diet, so preparing them well is another important annual task along with making kimchi.

Each Korean household would keep a series of large and small crocks or earthenware jars in their backyards to contain soy sauce, soybean paste, red pepper paste, salt and various types of kimchi.

The Wonderful World of Korean Food

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About Korean Food

Pickles: Helping Preserve Memories of Home

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Lucy Norris's book Pickled: Vegetables, Fruits, Roots, More--Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions (Harry N. Abrams, 2003) presents a varied collection of more than 80 pickle recipes--all passed down through families for generations.

Sweet Rice Dumplings (Nom Plaiy Aiy)

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Makes 25 to 30 dumplings.

Ingredients

8 1/2 cups water
1/4 pound palm sugar
1 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour, or more if necessary
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut or packaged unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions

Classic Noodle Soup (K'tieu)

Classic Noodle Soup (K'tieu)
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Serves 4 to 6 generously.

Ingredients

Cambodian Grilled Chicken (Mouan Ang)

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

1/4 cup mushroom soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
4 garlic cloves, smashed and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 chicken legs

Directions

Ginger Pork With Peanuts (Meang Lao)

Ginger Pork With Peanuts (Meang Lao)
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Serves 6 to 8.

Ingredients

Sweet Beef Stew (Khar Saiko Kroeung)

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Serves 4.

Ingredients

Banana Blossom Salad (Nyuom Traiyong Chaek)

Banana Blossom Salad
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Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 banana blossom (1- 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 cups water
1 large whole chicken breast (about 3/4 pounds)
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves,
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 pound mung bean sprouts
1/2 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup peanuts, roasted and coarsely ground
1/3 cup dressing

Directions

The Dietary Culture of Asia

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by Naomichi Ishige
Professor of Anthropology at Osaka's Museum of Ethnology
Translated by Thomas A. Steele


"What bad manners you have! Don't eat with your fingers, use your chopsticks!" For many a child in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, this parent's reprimand is one of the first lessons in social manners. For each of these ethnic groups, putting food in your mouth with your fingers is viewed as an ill-mannered, rather animal-like act.