How To Live Korean
By Soo Kim
I received a free copy of How To Live Korean from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
How to Live Korean takes a deep-dive into Korean culture, unpacking what it means to be Korean in all its forms and uncovering the way the locals think, what they enjoy getting up to and who they do it with.
Whether it’s Korean movie Parasite sweeping the Oscars, the explosion of interest in K-pop, Blackpink becoming the world’s biggest girl band, the dominance of the global smartphone market, foodies going crazy for bibimbap and kimchi or the incredible hype around K-beauty products – Korea is having a moment. But how much do you know about the real Korea; the locals’ take on their amazing country? That’s where this illuminating culture guide comes in, shining a light on Korea’s compelling history and stunning geography, its unique customs and the quirks of daily life. The mainstays of Korea’s vibrant cultural life and style are covered in detail, giving you the lowdown on the country’s burgeoning film industry, Korean’s unique take on fandom, the quirky fashion scene and the innovative hubs for art and design.
If you ever have wanted to learn how to date like a Korean, know where the locals hang out in Seoul, honeymoon like Korean newlyweds, discover the correct way to eat Korean food or use the art of nunchi to improve your emotional intelligence, this insider’s guide to the heart and soul of Korea is not to be missed.
Summary from Goodreads.
Korean culture has been spreading its wings well beyond Korea in recent years. From the Oscar winning film Parasite to Kpop sensations BTS, Korea has well and truely been put onto the world map. This international recognition will undoubtedly spark an interest into not just Korea film and music, but into Korea as a country. That is where How To Live Korean comes in the bridge the gap.
No matter where your interest in Korea originated from, How To Live Korean will undoubtedly give you more of what drew you to the country in the first place. A multitude of aspect of Korean life are explored, from why Koreans eat primarily a vegetable-based diet to where they love to travel to to go on holiday.
Not only are you get to see what Korea is like from a Koreans perspective, you also get a selection of recipes for you to bring Korea into your home. From Kimchee Jjigae to Oheemoochim, a few easy to follow recipes are provided for your tastebuds.
If you are interested in travelling to Korea when you are able to, then How To Live Korean is a great place to start.
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