I know what kimchi is, and I assume rice plays an important role in Korean cooking, but that’s my base understanding of this culture’s food. I thought I would highlight some of the dishes mentioned in One Hundred Shadows and explain what they are, or at least give you readers a visual aid.
I first heard about One Hundred Shadows by Hwang Jungeun, translated by Jung Yewon, from one of Jen Campbell’s haul videos and it instantly grabbed my attention because I’d been reading The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated from the Korean into English by Deborah Smith, who started Tilted Axis Press, which translated One Hundred Shadows. Whew! Did we get all that?