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What is the food of your love?

by Kim Ga-hyun (Iksan)

Students at a high school in Iksan responded to the prompt: Tell me a memory about a food or dish.

I want to talk about all of my mom’s food as the food on my mind. My mom’s food is very special. Usually, many people don’t put corn or mushrooms on tteok-bokki, but she does. My mom often puts unexpected ingredients in many foods. And when she makes pumpkin porridge, she does not peel the pumpkin, she makes a Hulk-like liquid. Sometimes, seemingly awful food is made, but I like her food. That’s because a mother’s love and affection is felt from such food. I think food is love, not taste. What is the food of your love?

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