Why Food Is The Most Important Aspect Of Korean Culture

Crispy Confessions

When I think of my mother and grandmother, food is the first thing that comes to mind. I have fond memories of my mother and grandmother spending the entire daymaking kimchi. I remember how they would sit on the bare kitchen floor with a giant bathtub sized plastic bowl filled to the brim with cabbage. My favorite part of this memory is getting to taste the kimchi sauce. I also remember watching my mother making kimbap (which is like sushi, but better). My mother would spend nearly half of the day preparing just one meal. It took such a long time because of all of the side dishes, plus the main dish, and the rice, that she had to make. And then when it was a holiday meal, then it would take days to prepare. First, she had to go to the Korean store and gather all…

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