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Limes? Grown in Korea?

Limes? Grown in Korea?

One of the greatest longlasting gripes of expats, chefs, and especially bartenders in Korea is the utter non-presence of limes. Whenever I see limes at a Mexican restaurant or bar, I ask where they got them. They get a sheepish look and say they have a connection with...
How water can be hard on your culinary masterpieces

How water can be hard on your culinary masterpieces

Different sources of water have tortured the tongues of tea lovers for centuries and proved problematic for my late grandmother’s pickles. But health experts increasingly are realizing the subtle substances that distinguish one locale’s water from another...
Considering Kosher in the Land of the Morning Calm

Considering Kosher in the Land of the Morning Calm

South Korea is attracting more Jewish business travelers, diplomats, members of the military and English teachers, but there is a lot of misunderstanding over what is and isn’t kosher food. Some also believe that Muslim dietary standards, called halal in Arabic,...

In Season: "Mountain Strawberries"

The past few years I have spent my free mornings walking up the leg of Gwanak Mountain that’s behind my house.  It’s an easy thirty-minute walk that passes by four gorgeous Buddhist temples and ends with satisfying views of my fair city of Anyang.  In...

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