I was born in Seoul but was adopted by a couple in Minnesota, where I arrived to them at four months old. Of late I've been more and more interested in Korean culture stemming from my interest in Korean pop music and watching a lot of Star King and Star Golden Bell on youtube!
The only taste of Korean food I've ever had was when I went to Korean Culture Camp when I was nine. It was a camp specifically for Korean adoptees, to teach them about Korea. They tried to give us Korean food for lunch, but it tended to backfire. In Minnesota (back in the 1980s) I know my mother's idea of 'spicy food' was adding chives to the mashed potatoes, so having even a taste of the red-hot kimchi was enough to make a huge line at the water fountain after lunch.
Watching Maangchi cook is very much like I imagine watching my Korean mother cook would have been, and it makes me feel more in touch with my Korean self. Thank you for putting up your videos!