Archive | September, 2015

Homesick For Tomato Soup (Recipe)

17 Sep

The air is cool and crisp, the sky darkens a wee bit earlier, the trees are starting to show a tinge of color and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is blowing up my news feed. My favorite time of year has arrived in South Korea: IT’S FALL, PEOPLE!!

It rained all day today, but that didn’t keep us inside. This morning Chris and I strapped our dog Clark into his Chicago Bears sweater and walked to the grocery store so that we could buy ingredients for cheese toasties and tomato soup. It’s the ultimate comfort food on chilly, drizzly days like today: gooey melted cheese between two slices of toasted bread dipped in a bowl of bright, tangy tomato soup. YUM! Continue reading

The Gun (Free?) Culture of South Korea

8 Sep

The last five years have been witness to several mass-casualty or high-profile shootings in the United States. Since I first moved to South Korea in 2012, I’ve read most of the headlines from abroad: 12 killed in a movie theater in Colorado, 27 killed in an elementary school in Connecticut, 12 killed in the Washington Navy Yard in our country’s capital, nine killed in a church in South Carolina and, only weeks ago, two young journalist killed on air.

Gun control is a touchy subject for Americans, and it’s something I often contemplate. My husband, Chris, and I have argued debated the issue at length, circling it so many times that I don’t know where we stand. Thankfully, today I won’t be wading into the murky depths that is gun politics in the United States. Instead, I’m going to talk about the presence of guns in South Korea. Continue reading

han:sang: Bulgogi on Hash Browns and Other Fusion Food Curiosities

5 Sep

Fusion cuisine has been a trend in Korea long before I first moved here in 2012. Flavors from around the world have found a welcome home in downtown Daegu — Italian pizza and pasta, Japanese sushi, British fish and chips, Turkish kebabs, Indian curries, American burgers and more. I would dare say that Continue reading