Kongbiji Green Tea Cookies

  Ever since I discovered how kongbiji (콩비지; soy pulp or okara) complemented cookies and tteok (떡; rice cake) with its subtly nutty bite and flavor, it became an ingredient I always keep in the freezer.  Although it is considered a by-product of making soy milk...
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...