By Katarzyna J. Cwiertka
In this e-book, Katarzyna J. Cwiertka not just examines the socio-political situations that led sure elements, flavours and dishes to turn into favorite in present-day Korea yet, conversely, explores the query of what those meals can let us know approximately Korean heritage itself. probably trivial elements of Korean existence similar to the economic manufacture of soy sauce and the day-by-day intake of rice are proven to mirror the country’s historic prestige as a eastern colony and its keep an eye on through either U.S. and Soviet forces. the writer covers a desirable array of Korean culinary tradition, from wartime nutrients shortages and rationing during the revival of conventional royal court docket food to the increase and good fortune of the Korean barbeque eating place within the West, and from the North Korean famine of the Nineties to the hole of the first actual fast-food outlet there.
Cuisine, Colonialism and chilly struggle could be of curiosity to foodstuff historians in addition to to common readers drawn to Korean meals, tradition and society.
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Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War: Food in Twentieth-Century Korea by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka