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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

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.”

Adzuki Bean Brownies

Adzuki are small red beans commonly used in Korean, Japanese and Chinese confections. Called 팥 pat in Korean, these beans have a natural sweetness uncommon … Read more

Kabocha Rice Muffin

I’ve been in search of a breakfast item lately, something healthy and light yet filling – in the stomach and in the brain.  A bowl of cereal and … Read more

Creamy linguine with leeks, corn and sesame leaves

A recipe for creamy fettuccine with leeks, corn and arugula near the back of the June 2010 edition of Real Simple magazine could have been written by one of those corn-obsessed Korean foodies. Koreans try to sneak corn in everything: pizza, potato salad and even ice cream. So the cup of those ubiquitous sweet corn kernels already gave this recipe Korean moxie, as did replacing the arugula with sesame leaves.