Jacqui Gabel

Jacqui Gabel hails from Minnesota and lives in Seoul. Her motivation to travel stems from a yearning to learn through food, and she is particularly interested in what people eat for breakfast. Jacqui has waitressed, taught kindergarten, designed pantyhose, and sold wine and costume jewelry. Once a week, she visits her friend Hye Rae's Seoul kitchen, and they show each other a thing or two of what they know. If the recipe is Korean, she learned it from Hye Rae. Jacqui loves to cook and feed, and she writes about travel, food, and identity on her blog.

Vegetarian Japchae

Japchae is a common side dish throughout Korea made of stir-fried vegetables and glass noodles with soy, sesame, and sugar.

Kimchi Jjiggae Recipe

Rich Kimchi Jjiggae

Inspired by a barbecue spot in Seoul, this jjiggae recipe is a full-bodied spicy broth using overripe kimchi.

White Summer Slaw

White Summer Slaw

A note about homemade mayonnaise: it’s easy, and it took me twenty-five years of mayo adoration to discover I’d never buy a jar of it again.