The field of food studies is a rapidly growing one that has made great inroads in the past fifteen years and is now an established and important area for academic inquiry. Numerous writers have ably demonstrated that by investigating foodways, we can discover much about a given society's cultural, social, and ideological values. What becomes very evident in such studies is the inseparableness of a society and the types and ways that foods are consumed.

Studies on food are still a small and relatively underdeveloped area of Korean studies with only a few academic publications. Yet, this is an area of great potential and need, for both better understanding Korean culture and society and for teaching the intricacies of Korean history and culture. In this way, the volume under review here greatly adds to the available English-language scholarship on Korean food and also helps demonstrate the interconnectedness of history, culture,...

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