Tag Archives: Food

Thanksgiving Desserts at the Chuseok Table

We celebrated Chuseok (Korean: 추석) this weekend. As I said in my previous post, Chuseok is known as “Korean Thanksgiving” since it’s Korea’s autumn harvest festival that also commemorates the ancestors with the gathering of family and the consumption of large quantities of traditional foods. This year, Thanksgiving was November 26 and Chuseok was September […]

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Chuseok (Thanksgiving) in Korea

This past week we celebrated Chuseok (Korean: 추석). This is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. When I ask students to describe Chuseok, the easiest way to describe it is “Korean Thanksgiving”. My host family invited me to […]

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The Food of Jungwon

If you haven’t seen some of my previous posts where I complain about the Korean cafeteria food here at Jungwon, I have decided to compile all the photos I have taken of my various meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). I am sure you cannot not the difference between which meals are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. […]

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Spain: Things I Miss from Home

Spain so far has been amazing and wonderful with so many new things and experiences! As so many people have seen before me, this is an incredible adventure of a lifetime, with hopefully many more to come. That doesn’t mean you don’t get a little homesick or frustrated with cultural differences. I’m not a person […]

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Madrid Day 6: Tapas Underground

I skipped the last few days, because I didn’t want to bore you to death with these posts. It’s meant to be both informative and entertaining. I only hope I’m meeting both of these objectives… El Paseo del Arte: Art Walk Known as the “Art Walk” in English, it comprises three of some of the […]

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Madrid Day 3: Flamenco Dancing

I want to say that I successfully used the metro by my self. This may not be a great statement, but to me it means a lot. This is coming from someone who has never lived in a city and has probably used the public transportation system alone twice in her life. I’m starting to […]

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Wine and Bread with Every Meal

Who doesn’t care for a glass of wine now and then or as an addition to accent the flavor of your dinner? In Spain, wine is commonplace, at dinner (cena), lunch (almuerzo), and even sometimes with a late breakfast (desayuno). 1 Bread with bread Bread is the other thing that always accompanies every meal. The […]

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Traditions of San Andres

Saturday, August 24 was a holiday in San Andrés. As I said in my previous post, the Spanish seem to find any reason to party. Throughout the summer, all the towns throw a celebration, usually for the idea of giving thanks for a good harvest and/or acknowledging and celebrating the town’s patron saint, which there […]

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