Friday, January 16, 2009

Winter in Korea

Nice photo and caption from Korea Times
In the winter, kimchi and other fermented vegetables and sauces were stored in ``jangdok'' or clay pots. These pots were buried in the ground for natural refrigeration. This tradition continues to this day, with many urbanites trading in jangdok for modern kimchi refrigerators.

I often look out over the Seoul and see the jangdok on rooftops. Even in an urban world, tradition continues....


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