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The first Korean wine, Majuang
Jan 14, 2015
Wine, the alcoholic beverage made with fermented grapes, is one of the first alcohols to appear in human history. The biblical account in the Book of Genesis says that after the great flood, Noah came out of the ark and planted and harvested grapes to drink. The wine industry boo...


Halal-certified Korean food products on the rise
Jan 13, 2015
Korean food products will be seen more and more in predominantly Muslim countries in the near future. This is because Korean food makers have been actively receiving halal certification for their foods and assembly lines. Nongshim’s Shin Ramyun received halal certification i...


Cook with Sempio sauces, part 1
Jan 09, 2015
This is first part of's series of recipes that use Sempio's Jang line of flavored sauces. The series has been made possible through the cooperation of the Sempio Foods Company, a healthy company that's helping to bring Korean fermented soy sauces, soy pastes and pepper ...


Samchuly bicycles: pedaling across Korea for 70 years
Jan 07, 2015
Bicycles first appeared on the Korean Peninsula in the late 19th century when Korea opened its doors to the world and started adopting Western elements. There are different records as to who was the first to ride a bicycle in Korea. Some say it was Yun Chi-ho (1865 ~ 1945), a lea...


Naju pears mesmerize Denmark
Jan 02, 2015
Korea-grown Asian pears are gaining popularity in Denmark these days.In celebration of the New Year, the Korean Embassy in Copenhagen sent a pair of pears in baskets to the royal court, to the prime minister's office, to parliament, to the Supreme Court and to the Danish diplomat...


KT manages the world’s largest underwater telecommunica...
Dec 31, 2014
In what will be remembered as a trailblazing project to use submarine cables to manage superfast cross-border Internet traffic, KT, the nation’s leading integrated wired and wireless telecommunications service provider, will soon also operate the world’s largest international sub...


Account surplus record set in November
Dec 30, 2014
Korea's account surplus hit a record number in November. The country's account surplus reached USD 11.41 billion last month, an increase of USD 2.57 billion from the USD 8.84 billion surplus seen in October, the Bank of Korea announced in its international balance of payments rep...


Cleanwrap assures both safety, hygiene
Dec 29, 2014
Packing and storing food safely and hygienically is always important in every household. However, some plastic wraps or disposable food containers aren't free from concerns about endocrine-disrupting chemicals or toxins. There is one firm that has solved such worries with its non...


Ice cream exports increase rapidly
Dec 24, 2014
Ice cream exports nearly doubled between 2009 to 2013, helping to overcome the heat all around the world. Total ice exports climbed 117 percent, from USD 17.32 million in 2009 to USD 37.47 million in 2013, announced the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on December ...


Iconic soft drink for 64 years: Chilsung Cider
Dec 23, 2014
The baby boom generation of Korea, born roughly between 1955 and 1966, tends to feel nostalgic about school outings and the picnic food of their childhood. Two of the most common foods from field trips were gimbap, an assortment of vegetables rolled inside edible seaweed, and boi...