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Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in Commentary, Korean Culture | 0 comments

‘In Search of the Beauty of Korea’: A translation work in progress

‘In Search of the Beauty of Korea’: A translation work in progress

I bought the original Korean version of The Journey to Discover the Beauty of Korea by Bae Yong Joon earlier this year.

Apparently, my cat Misook doesn’t appreciate how much hard work translating Korean into English is. Or maybe, she understands too well, and sitting on the book is her way of “punishing” it for distracting me from the attention she thinks she deserves. She also might want you to think that SHE did the translation instead of me.

My efforts will soon pay off, and I’ll be posting my translation — with a little help from my grocer and butcher — of one of the recipes from this book on both YouTube and on this blog. With that, I’ll reveal the good, bad and the strange of my efforts to translate this recipe for American kitchens.

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