Category Archives: Nomz

“the real way to learn to cook is to cook for ten years”

To my mind, a surprisingly thoughtful essay on the downside of celebrity chef-dom from, ahem, celebrity chef Mario Batali: “The problem now is a lot of people go to cooking school because they want to be on TV. They don’t … Continue reading

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Ramyon Wars

Today’s college lesson plan revolved around restaurants and food, so I had them break into teams and come up with the best recipe for making ramyon. I swear to the FSM blood was almost spilled.  The “cheese or no cheese” … Continue reading

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USA! USA!

Baseball season is here, along with early onset diabetes: “Not to be outdone, the Atlanta Braves’ stadium will be offering the ‘Burgerizza.’ For $26, you’ll get a ‘grilled 20-oz. all-beef patty, covered with five slices of cheddar cheese, topped with … Continue reading

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In Defense of Korean Beer

Pavement, “Texas Never Whispers” By law, foreigners in South Korea are obligated to complain about the watery, domestic local beers like Cass and Hite and OB.  And also, cheer at the growth of Korean micro-breweries. It’s a bit of a … Continue reading

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All The Nomz

Korean grilled pig intestines (막창) start like this and then they become this: So glorious.

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“Puke Stockings”

Anglophenia, episode 43 Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! My father and sister are actually both very good cooks, and I have to admit the thought of them putting together some stellar turkey-based grub does make me a little sad. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Kimchi

Not to be outdone by the capitalist pigs to the south, North Korea is getting its own “Red Kimchi” listed with Unesco’s “intangible cultural heritage” achievements: “Pyongyang suffered a blow to its prestige two years ago when South Korea’s kimchi … Continue reading

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Nevar Forget!

Another year in Korea, another Peppero (Korean Pocky) Day. 11/11.  Get it?

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I Just Can’t Stop It

Street food in Korea usually comes from permanent mom-and-pop style stalls serving fish paste skewers, spicy rice cakes, and Korean style tempura.  But sometimes you’ll see a small blue Bongo truck that parks and serves various things (the rotisserie chicken … Continue reading

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Duckgasm

This is my friend hwang-to ori, or “yellow mud duck.”  As for the duck’s life choices, I have no idea.  The “yellow mud” is used to cover the bird and bake it, along the lines of clay chicken. Inside the duck … Continue reading

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