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Insects are 'food for the future', expert says

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

Two creatures authorized as edible insects in Korea are mealworms (top) from the mealworm beetle and the larvae of white-spotted flower chafers.Provided by the Korea Agency of Education

Looking to stimulate your palate with something different while also getting a good dose of protein? Try stir-fried insects or a bug-filled pie.

You might be thinking that there are already so many edible foods out there that we don't need any more. But with many commonly eaten plants and animals under threat of extinction nowadays, we may need to reconsider...More

Korean Air shoots for the sky with arts sponsorship

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

Millet's "Gleaners", Renoir's "Young Girls at the Piano" and Van Gogh's "Starry Night".

These are pieces that almost everyone has seen a version of at least once in their lives, non-art lovers included, perhaps on mugs, mouse pads or as replicas. The originals, however, can only be seen in France as they are part of the Musee d'Orsay's collection in Paris.

The museum, which opened in 1986, is renowned for its collection of Impressionist and Post-impressionist paintings by artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cezanne - most of which were taken from the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, also in Paris...More

Hot as ever, the global village exclaims 'I love Korea'

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

Global enthusiasm for Korea is hotter than ever.

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), an arm of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of, held its "Fall in Love With Korea" contest, jointly with KBS World, from July to October this year. It asked for readers worldwide to submit their self-generated content that showed just how much they truly, "loved Korea"...More

Thousands of people make kimchi with hands, heart

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

More than 2,300 people gather at the 2014 Seoul Kimchi Making & Sharing Festival, joining a giant kimchi-making event at Seoul Plaza on November 14.

During this time of the year, families, their relatives and next-door neighbors sit around together and prepare kimchi, the range of seasoned vegetable dishes based around the cabbage.

The making and sharing of kimchi, known as kimjang, has been part of people's lives for many generations. Indeed, last year the practice of kimjang was inscribed on the list of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage items.

Making kimchi is more than just following a recipe. It embraces the spirit of sharing and one's sense of identity and belonging to the community...More

Be one with literature at a Hanok library on Inwangsan Mountain

Source | 2014/11/22 | | Permalink

On November 18, the Chungwoon Literature Library wraps up its final preparations for its grand opening on November 19.

A Hanok library has been recently built on the slopes of Inwangsan Mountain.

The library, located in Chungwoon-dong just northwest of Gyeongbokgung Palace, near the Yun Dong-ju Literature House and Yun Dong-ju Hill, has taken the name Chungwoon Literature Library. As its name suggests, it is dedicated only to books of literature, having more than 8,000 editions of poems, novels and essays. The collection is expected to be expanded up to 20,000 books...More

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