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Chuseok reward trade – Maangchi’s weblog

Probably the most thrilling a part of sharing my recipes on-line is once I see how they bring about folks collectively. I like to see when households, associates, and family members collect to cook dinner and eat Korean meals, however much more wonderful to me is when folks make associates within the remark part of my web site, or at meetups I arrange. It’s occurred many instances! It is smart since you guys all have one thing in widespread: a love for Korean dwelling cooking. My longtime readers Reinier and Susanne have turn out to be finest associates since I met them in my Gapshida tour in 2012. They meet and cook dinner fairly often and so they have even traveled to Korea collectively!

For years I’ve had an concept for a web-based reward trade round Chuseok time, the place my readers may very well be matched to one another and trade items. For numerous causes the plan was at all times delayed, however this yr I did it among the many readers of my month-to-month letter.

Chuseok is Korea’s conventional harvest competition and considered one of its main holidays. It’s on the fifteenth day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, on the complete moon (additionally known as the Harvest Moon). In trendy Korea, it’s an enormous day for households. Irrespective of the place we presently reside, we usually journey again to our dwelling cities to spend time with our households. There are some conventional meals we eat corresponding to songpyeongalbijjim, and sujeonggwa, and lots of extra greens, seafoods, and desserts. It’s additionally an enormous time for gift-giving, not solely to relations and oldsters however to good associates and enterprise acquaintances. It’s a approach of displaying thanks and appreciation and having enjoyable.

198 folks from all over the world signed up for the occasion and have been matched collectively. We had a couple of small technical issues however everybody appeared to have a good time assembly one another. I feel they’d a lot enjoyable making new associates! Do you suppose we must always hold doing this annually? All of my occasions are going to happen by way of my publication, so be a part of it when you haven’t already.

Under are a few of the images and messages some folks despatched me concerning the reward trade. They gave me permission to make use of their images however I’m not utilizing their names to maintain their privateness. : )

Chuseok gift
“Thankyou for organising this it was good enjoyable.”
Chuseok gifts
“The reward trade is wonderful! The particular person I used to be matched with is such a pleasure to speak to and is so candy and sort. We each come from comparable conditions the place we’re connecting to our Korean heritage now that we’re older. I’m so, so grateful that you’ve got introduced us collectively and helped kind this stunning friendship! 🙂 Her reward to me was so considerate.”
Chuseok gift
“I made a decision to make a reader’s wrap (a wrap with pockets) for her and get her another cozy issues and a few issues from NJ since she’s from Canada all the way in which throughout the continent! She talked about that she likes cozy consolation, so I hope she likes what I gave her. Within the image you may see the wrap, a hand warming mug, some tea blended in NJ, and a few NJ saltwater taffy.”
Chuseok gift
“My accomplice and I’ve been having a blast attending to know one another! Each of us are Korean American so it’s been wonderful connecting with another person that was raised equally.”
Snack kit
“I received a cool snack equipment!! It included tea, ramen, crackers and loads of yummy desserts!”
Chuseok gift
“He despatched me some 된장 and 딸기 고추장! I’m so excited to attempt each. I’ve by no means heard of various flavored 고추장 earlier than. We each have a love for not solely Okay-Pop (we’re each SHINee and Pink Velvet followers!) and cooking!”
Chuseok gift
“I completely love my reward! My favourite coloration is yellow (as I advised her when she requested) and he or she delivered! A lot of enjoyable issues and the blanket is SO mushy! What a FUN concept you had!”
Chuseok gift
“I advised my reward buddy that I favored board video games and so they received me a Korean recreation!!”
Chuseok gift
“It seems like Christmas! I began sporting the flowery popcorn despite the fact that it’s near time for supper! Haha. I can’t wait to have some associates over to make the griddle desserts for them with the griddle cake combine I acquired!”

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