Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War

Food in Twentieth-century Korea
by Katarzyna J. Cwiertka

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Publication Date: November 01, 2012

ISBN: 9781780230252

Binding: Hardback

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This book traces these developments as they are played out in the everyday details of Korea?s national cuisine, which is savoured the world over for its diversity of ingredients and flavours. By considering twentieth-century Korea via its distinctive food culture, Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War brings us closer to real people and their lives. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka shows that dietary practices widely identified as ?Korean? have often been established or influenced by colonial encounters. She also explains how the military and the Cold War had an impact on dietary change on the peninsula, both north and south of the border. The aspects of Korean cuisine she covers include the manufacture and consumption of rice and soy sauce, the rise of the restaurant, wartime food and famine in the 1990s in North Korea.