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Where Meat Comes From

This is one of those few areas where I’m political about food. Yes, I make fun of vegetarians a lot, but I respect them a lot more than meat eaters who want to pretend that their meat doesn’t come from a live animal. I myself have helped slaughter turkeys...

Globat Alert

I’d change hosting providers, but I’ve already paid for a few years hosting already. This is an alert to anyone hosted by Globat–they are doing it again. Here’s the email they sent out to everyone. Dear Joe, On Monday of this week, we sent you...

The Book

An essay that I wrote on Korean food and essays and photos from other foreigners in Korea, including some that you have seen on this site, is now published in the book Korea Up Close. You can buy your copy at Seoul Selection right now. If you look closely, you can see...
I Like Hot Food, But…

I Like Hot Food, But…

Koreans pride themselves on eating some pretty spicy food. Even though not all of it is as spicy as what I’m used to, coming from near the New Orleans area and the home of Tabasco, some of it can really smoke my ears. I get asked by Koreans regularly, “Can...
Baby Monkfish–HELP!!

Baby Monkfish–HELP!!

I explored the Anyang Central Market today. Had lots of fun. I wish my brother was here to explore it with me. He’d go nuts. I made a few good finds, including some great smoked pigs’ feet (jokbal 족발) and a great deal on tangerines. But I found these...
Durian!

Durian!

After dinner in Ilsan last Saturday, we had the dessert with the infamous fruit that had been thawing all day in Brant’s window. He had found it at Carrefour and had excitedly been telling me about it for a while. We had to eat it outside because Brant...

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