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An Easy Introduction to Korean Cooking

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Wrote a post on Korean cooking for TasteTablet.

Asian cuisine has exploded in popularity in the U.S. over the past few years, assisted by globalization and increased awareness. Korean cooking is a style that’s particularly well-suited for at-home cooking, as it is simple, filling, and generally healthy. The ingredients at first glance may look intimidating due to unfamiliarity, but what makes many Korean recipes so easy to make is that it’s all about assembly for the main dish and, then, if you like, adding some two-ingredient side dishes. For main dishes, there are no lengthy processes, complicated sauces, or three-pot meals – the goal is to end up with all your ingredients in one delicious, multi-flavored bowl. Banchan – a blanket term for an array of side dishes – is what you will get at any Korean restaurant, but can be subtracted, or included, at will when cooking at home. I personally find Korean cooking immensely satisfying and easy on the eyes and the palate.

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Poetry: Untitled

Bedridden, I ate nothing for days.  Gradually came paper-thin
noodles boiled in lemon water, salt-less crackers they called
saltines and half cups of chamomile.  Unable to escape I assumed
nothing happened in the world beyond my bedroom.  Light
changed as it always had, doves cooed in the hollows of the house,
once the sound of a woman laughing, two men yelling in a strange
tongue, the old church bells down the road and the occasional car
passing by, but the restless silence seemed to be the most
unbearable thing.

-W.J. Preston, Apple Valley Review

Cooking with Love

soup cooking

rt fox and fern

“If you are careful,’ Garp wrote, ‘if you use good ingredients, and you don’t take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.”
― John Irving, The World According to Garp

Caffeinated Links

  • C. Booth is one of my favorite skincare lines. I’ve been using their tea tree oil toner on my face every day for the past week and a half and it has cleared up my skin straightaway. (Not that while I like C. Booth, I don’t think this effect is specific to just their product; rather it’s sold me on tea tree oil in general)
  • TIME talked to the man who revised U.S. dietary guideline for 5 tips on eating healthy
  • Writers, when you get discouraged, never forget that the The New York Times said of Steinbeck during his lifetime: “limited talent is, in his best books, watered down by tenth-rate philosophizing.” Steinbeck never published another work of fiction and died 6 years later
  • These Korean Engrish signs are gold, particularly “If you want to ride again, pleas reenter after existing”

And finally, Natalie Tran of Lonely Planet went to the world’s smallest country..Monaco

Illustration Love: Ramen

ramen-illustration-noodles-paintingby Holly Exley

Caffeinated Links: Food Revolution Bound by Income, Freelance Advice, The Cutting Edge Snark

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It’s been far too long since I did one of these.

You guys, I love The Cutting Edge. It’s adorable and weird and cheesy and adorable. It’s really not bad. But Pajiba’s Courtney Enlow is HILARIOUS reviewing it. You want to read this. RT Pajiba

This is important for you us creative types. Contently’s Freelancer Playbook for Scoring Press Passes. RT

Allie Brosh of Hyperbole and a Half has a great interview out. “That part that is selfish and weird and greedy is part of me, and that’s always going to be a part of me, no matter how much I try to cover it up. It’s like watching my dogs misbehave, it’s like, “Oh you, you’re doing that again.” RT Hairpin

Great Guernica article on the geographical nature of food perspectives. “That, I think, is what is lost in this whole national discussion about food. Because it’s led by people who don’t have to worry. It’s not that people aren’t aware of that, but it’s totally different to really understand it—and to craft messages and strategies that account for it… You’re sitting with people, and they’re really poor, and their lives, because they are poor, are very chaotic. Somebody’s brother is in jail, somebody is on drugs, somebody is working the night shift at the gas station, the kid has ADHD. And you’re sitting there going, “Have you thought about whole grains?” It sounds, to them, like somebody saying, “Oh, my private jet broke down.” RT Guernica

You’ve probably already seen this. If not, you need to. Star Wars trailer, Guardians of the Galaxy style.

Food Love

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Explaining Sugar in Whole Vs. Processed Foods

RSA Shorts – How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Brilliant 2-minute video about food.

Chef Official Trailer – Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johanson

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