Tag: Korean food


Do you love mac & cheese? What about spaghetti and meat sauce? Combine them, take a stroll up the Scoville scale, and you sorta end up with tteokbokki.  At least that’s what I think after making it for myself. It now resides in my brain-space somewhere in the same vicinity as those other…

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Simply Chestnuts

Hi Mom, It’s Me Again I called my mom to ask about chestnuts. Score and roast or boil and scoop; and either way, how long. I knew it’d be a simple conversation, but I called anyway. One of the nice things about this project is that I have even more reasons to talk…

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When I was growing up in southern California, Korean food was weird to my school friends. In 4th grade, I went over to my best friend’s house for dinner and her mom made a big deal about making rice from a box to make me feel more comfortable. The box made me uncomfortable….

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