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Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Shopping for My "Harmonium in My Memory" Menu

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This Month's Film: The Harmonium in My Memory
Cuisine: Korean

When time came to shop for my 'Harmonium in My Memory' Korean menu, I took inventory of my pantry and found that I already had many of the ingredients I needed, including nori wrappers, sesame oil, garlic paste, rice vinegar, rice wine, and soy sauce. However, I did not have kimchi or daikon pickles. So when I shopped for fresh ingredients, I bought a head of cabbage and a daikon radish and made my own. Fresh ingredients included beef ribs, carrots, cucumbers, scallions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and Asian pears. And for basics, rice, milk, eggs, flour, and sugar.

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