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Christmas isn’t a big deal in Korea.  Chuseok and New Year’s Day are much, much bigger holidays, and the best presents I ever got as a little kid weren’t on Christmas morning but on New Year’s, when I bowed all the way to the ground, forehead to the floor, to my parents and all my aunts and uncles and received envelopes with crisp, new money in return.

What can I say, it’s a Western holiday and Koreans celebrate it by eating Western cake!  Mona loved this cake we had a few years ago, with cross-eyed Rudolph cuddling up next to Santa.  (For more photos of wacky Christmas cakes, see ZenKimchi’s catalog.)  But this year, Christmas for me and my sister means an Italian-themed potluck dinner in Brooklyn.  So I’m off to make milk-braised pork loin!

Merry Christmas!

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