Life in Korea: Kimchi Workshop

Another late posting as this happened back in November. One Saturday morning I invited over a few friends and we made kimchi from scratch – yes, we have officially done  gimjang.  Gimjang is an annual tradition for typical Korean family that seems to be dying these days like many other traditions.  Back in the days, as the air began to chill, families and neighbours would set a date to gather around and make huge batches of kimchi that would last well over winter. These days, with smaller, independent families and the convenience of store-bought kimchi, gimjang slowly becomes a thing of the past especially in urban lifestyle.

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