Korean gochu Chile not from the americas

Joined Apr 4, 2012
Interesting! I always thought this was another case of a new world food making a journey and changing diets and cuisines forever. Thanks!
Joined Oct 9, 2008
I don't know. I'm skeptical. On a quick skim, I find it remarkable that the core argument is so specifically Korean-nationalistic and -exceptionalist. I also note that the journal is published by a Korean food research institute, and that almost every article in the journal's short run makes this same sort of argument: Korean preserving and flavoring techniques are ancient, indigenous, unique, and uninfluenced. I'm not an expert here, but this smells fishy. Kind of like the many articles by Japanese scientists trying to prove that Japanese language is different and unique and not at all connected historically to Korean...

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