In November, the focus of the parents' session for Korean Culture School was shopping for, cooking, and eating Korean food. Lydia Hyun Kim of Selah Arts Group, who led a videotaped shopping expedition at H-Mart earlier in the month, treated us to a cooking lesson. We learned how to make Doenjang Jjigae, a Korean comfort food that's easy to prepare and perfect for cold winter nights.
Lydia kindly provided us with a PowerPoint that provides details on the ingredients for doenjang jjigae as well as step-by-step instructions for making the dish. It's easy to add and substitute ingredients to make it mild or spicy, vegetarian or pescetarian. And, as with all Korean food, it's healthy and tasty.