Although I love living in this country, moving to South Korea two years ago proved to be challenging on many levels. One of them is living in a small apartment with an even smaller kitchen. At least, this was my view at the time, coming from a background which involves larger kitchens than the one I am currently calling 'home'. I am ashamed to admit that I had the preconception that small kitchens produce 'small' tastes and flavors. I was wrong.
There is much to learn about a country's culture through the FOOD the people eat. So, next time you are in a foreign country, be brave and taste something that you have never tried before. And if you are staying home - discover your metaphoric artichoke, try cooking something you've never attempted before and remember to love FOOD and love LIFE.