Here is my mini interview with Lanie Kruszewski and photos of Korean dishes she made. She posted all these photos on her flickr page and I really enjoy reading her description about every photo of her dish she made. I think she could become a food writer someday. She says, “..Thank you very much for this opportunity, Maangchi! I’m excited to be a part of your website :)”
1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Lanie Kruszewski, and I usually live and go to school in Harrisonburg, Virginia, but right now I am in Washington, DC, for a summer internship.
2. What do you do and how many family members do you have?
I’m a Psychology Undergraduate student at James Madison University and I have two sisters.
3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I cook Korean food almost every day! Bibimbap and kimbap have become my lunch staples, because they’re so flexible — I can use anything I have!
4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
This is such a hard question! I often think that the recipe I’ve most recently tried is my new favorite….until I try another one! For right now, though, I’d say that hoedeopbap, the spicy anchovy side dish, and stir-fried squid are my favorites.
hoedeopbap (raw fish with rice and vegetables)
5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Hmmm, well my mother really loves gaji namul — she’s started to make it herself, now, and will just eat a bowl of it for breakfast! My friends, though, are big fans of both tangsuyuk and hoddeok. Those are my go-to recipes for feeding the college crowd :)