Re: South Korean First Lady Promotes Korean Food on CNN

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There was some misunderstanding here on the part of the First Lady as well as her translator. The translator misinterpreted “손맛” as the “flavor of one’s hand”. This is a literal, but false interpretation as “손맛” refers to the flavor that emerges as a result of the skill of one’s hands when preparing food and not the literal flavor of the hands, although that can result in the final taste of the dish, so is a part of “손맛”. The First Lady got a bit carried away and took the term too literally.