Undertoad Thursday Nov 25 11:46 AM
11/25/2004: Kimchi production for the needy
wolf Thursday Nov 25 11:56 AM
Doesn't kimchi have to ferment underground for a while before it's reached the correct stage of ripeness?
Beestie Thursday Nov 25 06:40 PM
So the needy get a cayanne pepper laced, red-hot cabbage side dish to eat? Yikes.
Cyber Wolf Thursday Nov 25 08:37 PM
Wow...and it's difficult enough here in the US to get people to donate a $.59 can of vegetables to our own needy.
404Error Friday Nov 26 12:17 AM
Kimchi is good stuff! I developed a taste for it while stationed in Korea in the Army. I can find it occasionally here in the states in small jars in some supermarkets and of course ethnic food shops but it's just not the same as I remember over there. There's many different kinds of kimchi, not all of them as hot and spicy as is generally thought. If you're culinarily adventurous I'd recommend going out to your local specialty food shop to get some kimchi, boil up some sticky rice and try it out!
wolf Friday Nov 26 01:44 AM
It's mainly cabbage though. Not what I'd choose as a staple to provide to poor, starving people. It's vitamin C laden roughage, providing minimal calories.
I guess it makes you feel fuller, but you're still starving.
York Friday Nov 26 12:39 PM
and afterwards i guess they all used a needed hole in the ground???
404Error Friday Nov 26 10:51 PM
Yup, Koreans do use *squat* toilets. A unique experience the first time you use the public restrooms over there. If you've ever *gone* in the woods, you'd know what it's like.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 28 03:23 AM
200 kinds makes for a hell of a menu.
Karenv Monday Nov 29 10:02 AM
Kimchi is a live food which contains probiotic digestive bacteria (like yogurt does) and cabbage is one of the most important vegetable family plants for essential nutrients (anti cancer, etc.) So while it is not all that caloric it lets you make the maximum use of your other food (via the probiotic bacteria), protects your gut and nouirishes you. That hot food might taste good in a cold country.
Karenv Monday Nov 29 10:06 AM
Kitsune Monday Nov 29 10:56 AM
Kimchi is good stuff!
xoxoxoBruce Monday Nov 29 07:51 PM
Kitsune Monday Nov 29 10:01 PM
Kimichi smell? Toilet stink? Its all the same.
Karenv Tuesday Nov 30 01:05 PM
The cabbagey smell of Chinese toilets was very hard to take.