well, save the date: thursday, november 7.
we’ve got a dinner in the works, friends. it will be the start of a new and very exciting collaboration for us.
stay tuned to hear more soon!
Otherwise known as Korean Thanksgiving!
Chuseok is a major holiday in Korea. The holiday celebrates the harvest season and always occurs near the autumnal equinox. It is a time to pay respects to elders and ancestors to encourage an abundant harvest.
In South Korea, the whole country shuts down - businesses close, schools go on break and traffic is mayhem. It is one of the only times of year that you’ll see Seoul slow down and get quiet. People escape the cities to the countryside to visit the graves of passed relatives and visit their elders. But never without elaborately packaged gift boxes of delicate duk (rice cakes), precious perfect fruits and the most treasured of all - SPAM.
Mike and Yuri were in Seoul this time last year visiting Yuri’s family.
Here’s a peak at her aunt’s Chuseok table:
With her uncle at the family’s private cemetery:
And that SPAM gift set:
Top photo: no source listed. Let me know if it’s yours!
Bottom three photos: whyokay