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President visits Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris
Dec 01, 2015
President Park Geun-hye, in France to attend the COP21 climate summit, has taken time out of her schedule to visit the Musee des Arts Decoratifs to view the “Korea Now!” exhibit on Nov. 30. President Park (left) admires the Hanbok on display at the “Korea Now!” exhibit at the ...

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Eat your way across Korea -- boiled pork belly slices w...
Dec 01, 2015
The wide world of Korean cuisine is most delicious when it comes to pork and vegetables, and today we would like to introduce you to boiled pork belly slices with kimchi, or bossam. First, however, we must begin with the seasonal changes on the Korean Peninsula and preparation...

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Korean recipes: Bossam kimchi
Nov 30, 2015
Kimchi is well known as the iconic food of Korea. Koreans have enjoyed vegetable-based diets for many centuries. To reflect such a food culture, people here have used various methods to store vegetables over the winter, such as salting and fermenting. Varieties of...

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Pan-Asian authors speak with one voice
Nov 27, 2015
Writers from Korea and Central Asia tell the stories of a Pan-Asian world. The 2015 Asia Story Festival kicked off at the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju on Nov. 24. Part of the festival was an exhibition featuring picture books, both in Korean and Russian, that tell the s...

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Flemish Baroque masters come to Korea
Nov 26, 2015
Major works by Peter Rubens (1577-1640) that are currently part of the Liechtenstein Princely Collections will soon be on display at the National Museum of Korea. Entitled “Rubens and Other Masters,” the exhibit will showcase paintings by the Flemish Baroque masters: Peter...

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World heritage breathes again
Nov 25, 2015
In the 12th century, the Khmer Empire, at the height of its power, showed off its majesty through the construction of a huge Hindu temple out of stone. The large religious site, Angkor Wat, was so elaborately built that even today's construction technology can barely reproduce it...

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Makgeoli gets softer, fresher
Nov 25, 2015
Slow City Light Makgeoli offers a taste that is unique and fresh, and both sour and sweet, along with its bubbly carbonation. The milky white of rice beer, or makgeoli, fills the cup. The soft flavor, clean and light, leads to another pour. The key to its unique...

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Eat your way across Korea: North Korean blood sausage
Nov 24, 2015
At its core, Korean cuisine is based on the geography of the Korean Peninsula itself. The land creates the cuisine; or, to put it another way, the cuisine evolves from the Earth. Surrounded by water on three sides, and mountainous from top to bottom, the Korean Peninsula is home ...

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Eat your way across Korea: codfish soup
Nov 17, 2015
At its core, Korean cuisine is based on the geography of the Korean Peninsula itself. The land creates the cuisine; or, to put it another way, the cuisine evolves from the Earth. Surrounded by water on three sides, and mountainous from top to bottom, the Korean Peninsula is home ...

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Korean recipes: Japchae stir-fried noodles
Nov 13, 2015
Japchae is one of the most popular menu items on the Korean table. It's made from potato starch noodles stir-fried with mixed vegetables and seasoned with soy sauce and other toppings. Japchae is the most served dish at most celebratory occasions or during traditional...