The book is a Korean food guide for my foreign friends.
- Book Intro
The book introduces Korean food from the perspective of an American who has lived in Korea for 10 years. The wonder of Korean food lies not only in its limitless shades of red, but also in that it has the power to amaze, delight and horrify, all at the same time. This book is to make Korean food more approachable, to plant a seed of curiosity within the reader's mind and stoke the fires of interest.
Korean Food 102 features foods from street vendors, cart food, bars, restaurants, franchises and convenience stores, and the appendix introduces tips and know-how useful for foreigners visiting Korea for the first time, including how to count numbers, how to order food, how to use chopsticks, how to take off one's shoes and how to use a wet towel.
Next to the name of the food is an icon that indicate if it is spicy (chili icon) or contains meat (meat icon). Foods not containing meat are indicated separately as Stage 1 (contains seafood), Stage 2 (no meat or fish) and Stage 3 (no meat, fish, eggs or cheese).
- About the Author
Adrianne Mascho (F) has been living in Seoul since 2007, plenty of time to reflect on hundreds delicious Korean food-tasting experiences. She hopes that Korean Food 102 will also serve as a metaphor which challenges us to "just close our eyes and open wide" to the joys and uncertainties of life.
Borakong (F) majored in English Education and is currently teaching English to elementary school students. Borakong tried to make learning easier for children by teaching English expressions along with drawings. This effort led to Borakong's first book, Enjoy Your Staycation, and later Korean Food 102 in 2018.