Worth reading

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1) So much of what foodies are obsessed with, Koreans have been eating for years without bothering to fetishize it.  For example, ramps.  Thanks, Maangchi, for teaching me Koreans love their san-maneul!

2) There is a great article by Elif Batuman in the New Yorker this week about a chef in Istanbul who is helping Turks remember the foods they once ate but have now forgotten.  It made me think a lot about Korea’s culinary heritage, the sheer variety of what was eaten and how much of it will be eaten 20, 30, 100 years from now.  The article is only available in the magazine.

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4 Responses to “Worth reading”

  1. erin Says:

    Ahh! About a year ago I ate at Ciya Sofrasi– one of the more memorable meals of my life!

  2. Grace Says:

    I would LOVE to go eat there. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Erin!

  3. salley Says:

    grace! i am catching up on my blog reading bc i’m supposed to be finishing my lecture recital abstract. for the FOURTH TIME. anyways, alex and i always pick bags and bags of ramps every spring and then have a big ramp party where we make a bunch of ramp dishes! i’ve definitely made ramp-jon and ramp pickles- what else do koreans do with it?

  4. Grace Says:

    Maangchi says they make ramps kimchi!

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