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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 ...


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...


Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman' comes to Seoul
Nov 12, 2015
Richard Wagner's opera "Der fliegende Hollander" will be on stage at the Seoul Arts Center's Opera House on Nov. 18, 20 and 22. The curtain rises on Wagner's 'The Flying Dutchman' at the Seoul Arts Center's Opera House on Nov. 18, 20 and 22. Accompanied by ...


‘Anna Bolena’ to come to Seoul stage
Nov 11, 2015
‘Anna Bolena’ is set to have its premiere in Seoul on Nov. 27. Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Anna Bolena” will premiere in Seoul, bringing to theater goers here a bounty of intriguing stories associated with the history of the British monarchy. The stories involve King Hen...


Eat your way across Korea: stone pot bibimbap mixed ric...
Nov 11, 2015
The delicious world of Korean cuisine is broad and deep. From the vast vegetable varieties of kimchi, through to the three pillars of Korean cuisine -- red pepper paste, soy sauce and soybean paste -- Korean cooking encompasses the expansive geography and habitats native to the K...


Ancient golden shoes on display
Nov 09, 2015
The carvings on the shoes are as elaborate as embroidery. They are so intricate that it is hard to believe that the shoes are made of gold. At the toe of each shoe is placed a small dragon, rearing its head, as if it will rise in flight and take the entombed shoe-wearer with it i...


Korean cultural traditions served up in Paris
Nov 09, 2015
A wide variety of craftworks created by artisans welcomes visitors to the International Heritage Show at the Louvre Museum in Paris as the exhibit kicks off on Nov. 4. The International Heritage Show, an annual event that kicked off at the Louvre Museum in Paris on ...


Korean recipes: Ox bone soup, Seolleongtang
Nov 06, 2015
Ox bone soup, or seolleongtang, is a thick beef soup made using almost all the parts of an ox, from its head, bones and meat through to its intestines, and which is then boiled for a long, delicious time. There are many theories about the origins of ox bone soup, includi...

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Asian TV dramas prepare for global audience
Nov 06, 2015
"How can Asian TV dramas capture the hearts of audiences worldwide?" In a quest to find the answer, soap opera production experts from Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam and several other Asian countries have congregated at an annual conference. At the 10th Asian TV Dra...


Natural Alcohol, Cheongmyeongju
Nov 06, 2015
A Hanok home in Chang-dong in Chungju-si City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province (North Chungcheong Province), is filled with the fragrant scent of alcohol. This is where the brewery that makes the rice-based Cheongmyeongju (청명주, 淸明酒) alcohol carries on the family tradition of four gene...