The Ritual of Kimchi-Making Day

Kimchi might be on-trend, but, to me, it’s a relic of childhood

The ingredients for making kimchi, displayed on a table outside.
Photo: Caroline Knox via Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0

I watched her throw in garlic and ginger, fish sauce and salty brine, a heap of red hot pepper flakes to finish — it was as if she was connected to a higher being or a past self that made sure she wouldn’t ruin the proportions.

3 people making kimchi in a large bowl on the ground outside.
3 people making kimchi in a large bowl on the ground outside.
Photo: Charles Haynes and Nate Beaty via Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0

My favorite way of eating kimchi will always be with some plain white rice — a practice I wish more people would try.

Kimchi in stew with tofu.
Kimchi in stew with tofu.
Photo: lazy fri13th via Flickr/CC BY 2.0

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