Recipes

Doenjang Pork Chops

The Bos Life, the supplier of artisan meats, recently sent us some of their fine meats and asked if we could help them spread the … Read more

Korean Style Arrabbiata Sauce

“Fusion” Korean-Italian dishes aren’t unique in Korea but they’re often quite pretentious. Pasta dishes in general still convey a “luxurious” image in Korea and this somehow justifies … Read more

Recipe: Kale Kimchi

Recently, I joined a CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm affiliated with our local community college. Our CSA promises, “a share of whatever is ripe and ready … Read more

Sunday Pork Roast Bossam

I’d been craving an old-fashioned Sunday Roast. I didn’t care what meat. EJ saw that some giant cuts of pork were on sale. She bought … Read more

Recipe: Cilantro Kimchi

If you read most Korean food blogs, they will tell you that Koreans don’t eat coriander, aka cilantro. They’ll tell you straight to your face that cilantro and Korean cuisine have never crossed paths before.

As the Ask the Korean blog reported a couple of years ago:

“Korea has never grown cilantro, and cilantro is not a part of Korean cuisine. …

But Korean people’s cilantro-hate is nonetheless interesting, because it is a nice reflection of Korea’s insularity.”