I come from a military family and I have a lot of Asian friends who's ethnicity is Korean. I majored in Linguistics to work for the embassy as a translator and wanted to master the Asian language from Chinese to Korean. I eventually dropped out of Mandarin and Cantonese due to I was blending the dialects when speaking. Lol... I stayed in Korean and was fluent in the language for 3 yrs until I moved away and really didn't speak it for a long time. Sad I know... But I do comprehend it some. I learned a lot while in college and thinking of going to take some courses to get back in the hang of the language.
I have always loved different foods of all sorts and the unusual and extreme. I find it exciting and I enjoy the symbolism of the foods and the culture from which they derived from. My mom took me to my first Korean Buffet in our home town of Sierra Vista, AZ named Koreanna for my 10th birthday and it was just the 2 of us. It was nice and enjoyable and since then I was hooked. I cook Asian food all the time for myself and my family and friends. I am always making kimchi cause I can't live without it. I eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can't keep it in my house long enough due to friends and family want to take it home.... lol.... So I am making very large quantities and I should be selling it.
I learn a lot by watching and improvising with what I have on hand if I don't have a certain ingredient. I have also found that the food that was made when they had no food or a large family to feed and were limited on what they had to feed the family are the best and the most enjoyed that friends and family of mine want me to make the most of the time.... I enjoy that cause it is easy and cheap on me and my wallet and I can feed an army and sometimes do by throwing a dinner party once in a while. Yeah!!!