Roasted Turkeys at E-Mart

I’d heard that they did it last year but didn’t see any hard evidence.  Today, we received a sell sheet for E-Mart advertising the usual sales when something caught my eye. “홀 터키 바베큐 예약판매” “Whole Turkey Barbecue Reservation Deal”...
The Carpenters at Christmas

The Carpenters at Christmas

Forgive me a little cheesy nostalgic Christmas indulgence. Amongst my immediate family’s family traditions is the shamelessly white bread Carpenters Christmas Portrait album of 1978. We have heard this tape on a loop so many times that my brother and sisters...
Christmas Cakes Abound

Christmas Cakes Abound

As the Feetman Seoul states, Christmas is a romantic holiday in Korea and Japan. The music you hear everywhere is not Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” It’s more likely “Last Christmas (I Gave You My Heart)” and other post-1980...
My First Foie

My First Foie

Remember this? I bought it at Chef Meili Delicatessen a few months ago. Someone had special ordered it and never picked it up. It wasn’t cheap, but I bought it on impulse (I’m an impulsive food buyer–you should see the Japanese meat grinder...