It’s been a little while since I’ve updated the links, so here’s a run down of a few websites and blogs I’ve dug up in the last month or so.
If you’re new to Korea or want to learn more about Korean food, my friend Pete hooked me up with a link to TriFood.com. It’s focus is on promoting Korean food in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, but it’s got a very thorough glossary of Korean Cuisine. Not to mention, there’s a bunch of recipes worth trying out if you’re handy in the kitchen.
Speaking of Korean food, One fork, One spoon is a pretty awesome food blog by Grace Meng. Grace covers Korean cuisine along with a fair mix of Mexican, Spanish and Argentinean. She’s got dozens of posts including Korean recipes and restaurant reviews. Keep an eye out for her Korean cookbook coming out soon.
If you’re more into the academic side of Korean Studies, a few weeks ago I stumbled on the Korean Journal online archives. This site is a veritable treasure trove of analysis and discussion on all things Korean. It was published monthly from 1961 to 1990 and has been published quarterly since then. All the articles are available online in English and you can search browse by issue or search by key word. True, it gets a bit heady at times, but it’s an awesome resource for anyone interested in dialogue and criticism by Koreans of their own culture and history.
If any of ya’ll are into hiking, Korea in the Clouds is a pretty thorough hiking website / blog covering most of the major national parks in Korea. It’s got hiking routes, recommendations and warnings along with downloadable .pdf hiking maps in English. Hasn’t been updated in a while, but as the mountains are going anywhere soon, it’s not like it really needs to be.
Can’t talk about links and websites without mentioning Dolmens at least once, right? But seriously, this is one of the best sites I’ve seen on prehistoric monuments and carvings in Korea. Ok, so the English is a bit dodgy at times, but it’s got loads of photos and articles. It’s even got articles on some of the local prehistoric sites here in Gyeongju. And in case you’re wondering, it is how I found out about the Petroglyphs of Cheonjeon-ri (천전리 각석).
Again, if anyone know of any other cool websites on things Korean, or if you yourself have a Korea-related blog, feel free to share by posting a link in the comments section below.