Mom’s Tuna Pasta Salad

My mom often says, “I don’t cook. I do dishes.” Although it’s become a running joke in our family, this lady can certainly hold her own in a family full of cooks. Some of the most evocative food memories are from the simple dishes she would make for us from

Carroll’s Kitchen

Dining out with food allergies can be a challenge, especially when you’re first sitting down to look at a menu. Oftentimes, menus aren’t very descriptive about ingredients and don’t list potential allergens. Carroll’s Kitchen, a nonprofit social enterprise-based restaurant in Raleigh, is now making it easier for those with food

All-Star Chef Series with the Carolina Hurricanes

Hockey isn’t nearly as popular as baseball or soccer in Korea, so there really isn’t a venue to regularly watch hockey while I’m there. As I followed the news from afar about the new ownership of the Carolina Hurricanes, I eagerly counted down the days until I could not only

Build Your Own Bibimbap

Bibimbap is not only fun to say, but fun to make. This Korean staple is aptly named for bibim “to mix” and bap “rice.” Traditionally served in a bowl, it makes for a great way to pile on the vegetables customized to each diner’s choosing. It’s also a FODMAP friendly

Consistent Excellence from M Sushi

M Sushi has always received my unwavering patronage for many reasons, but particularly because Owner and Chef, Mike Lee, is a truly talented chef along with being a generously humble contributor to many charitable causes including our Hottest Chefs of the Calendar. Originally from South Korea, Chef Mike has wasted

Spiced Doenjang Greens

Having grown up in the South, I’ve developed an affinity for many Southern food traditions. How can you say no to buttery skillet cornbread, chicken and pastry, Eastern style barbeque or oyster roasts? Along with those delectable dishes, I’ve picked up the habit of eating greens on New Year’s in order

Christmas in Korea

As the holiday season continues on, I’ve not forgotten how festive and fun my first Thanksgiving in Korea was. It’s no surprise I wanted to keep the good times rolling by spreading some holiday cheer for Christmas. I asked my Korean co-teachers, friends and students how they celebrate Christmas. In

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