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The Expat Quest for Thanksgiving

Christina called me over to her half-basement apartment for Thanksgiving. This was my first year in Korea, 2004. She and Glen held this annually for expats and any Koreans who wanted to attend this exotic holiday with the mythical turkey beast—a foreign flightless bird rarely seen in a Korean refrigerator case. For a time, more turkeys existed in the Seoul Zoo than in supermarkets. The quest for Thanksgiving is a rabid one in these...

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Korean Kitchen Hacking: The Turducken Roll
Dec05

Korean Kitchen Hacking: The Turducken Roll

Being Korean American, my family had a lot of learning to do in the American culture department. Peeled apple on a chopstick was my lollipop.  I once heard Oprah say that moms who lovingly cut the crust off their kids’ sandwiches – THAT was love.  I needed to know mom loved me so I got her on that right away. Christmas was an awkward time when we’d all sit around and stare at each other before slowly receding to our...

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Thanksgiving in Korea 2011–Where to Go
Nov17

Thanksgiving in Korea 2011–Where to Go

Okay. I’m not going to pretend I have the pulse on EVERY Thanksgiving stop in Korea. But you know what, my peeps at 10 Magazine got it covered. They have the most extensive list out there. CHECK IT OUT.

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Kimchi Stuffing

Posted by Tammy I didn’t have time to make a YouTube video version of this recipe before Thanksgiving, but I didn’t want the recipe to collect “dust” on my computer’s virtual shelf so I submitted my kimchi stuffing recipe to Food52‘s Thanksgiving stuffing recipe contest. I made it for my family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas and the guests were surprised at how much they liked it. They were...

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Big Hominid's Thanksgiving

I find it fascinating watching people adapt their cultures to different cultures. In America, I remember a few instances, like the Brazilians next door having their BBQ parties (amazing!). My Somalian friend Taj doing his evening prayers using pizza boxes as a prayer mat when I worked at Domino’s. The Pakistani family who I occasionally delivered pizzas to, holed up in a motel room that emitted an enticing cloud of curry when...

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Maori Thanksgiving
Nov26

Maori Thanksgiving

Just a note that this entry is participating in the Morsels & Musings Festive Food Fair. If you were following from the main blog, we were in Cheonan, South Korea, at SunMoon University (owned by the Moonies) for a KOTESOL (Korean Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference. The big event was the New Zealand Māori hangi style barbecue Thanksgiving dinner. It’s also called umu in Hawaii and other countries...

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