Heart-shaped strawberries (credit: Newsis)

If American turkeys dread Thanksgiving, Korean cows dread Seollal. All the butchers and markets in my neighborhood have beef primals hanging, carving portions of brisket to make Ddeokguk. We’re debating whether to make a pot ourselves this year. I know we’ll end up doing it. For our DdeokManduGuk recipe, click here.

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And now, the banchan.