Eat More Thistles!

Janaczewska, Noëlle (2015). Eat More Thistles!. In: Food and Words 2015, Sydney NSW Australia, (). 19 September 2015.

Author Janaczewska, Noëlle
Title of paper Eat More Thistles!
Conference name Food and Words 2015
Conference location Sydney NSW Australia
Conference dates 19 September 2015
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
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Additional Notes Eat More Thistles! by Noëlle Janaczewska OUTLINE/ABSTRACT At the end of the 1990s I visited North Korea. It was the height of the famine—but I ate well. An uncomfortable reality, underscored by the fact that I was often the sole diner in (revolving) restaurants designed for mass gatherings. My minders played down the extent of the shortage, but they couldn’t hide the people scouring patches of dry earth for weeds or anything remotely edible. (Gathering wild greens, including thistles, has a long culinary history across the peninsula.) When North Korea released over 300 new slogans earlier this year, I decided to add a few of my own. Eat More Thistles! draws on the food diary I kept of my trip to the Democratic People’s Republic. It features the surprisingly sophisticated dishes I was served, glimpses of here-today-gone-tomorrow markets, comic outpourings of gastronomic nationalism, and cooking with thistles both sides of the 38th parallel.

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