[Reporter Lee Da-gyeom, Daily Economy Star Today]
Arirang TV’s ‘Documentary A’ covers the food culture of South and North Korea with four episode, marking Chuseok.
The first episode of the story of food culture between the two Koreas, ‘Displacement and Food,’ centered on Busan, the temporary capital of the Korean War, tells the story of the lives of refugees and the food developed by the refugees through videos and vivid interviews that cross the past and the present.
In Busan, where a large number of refugees who have fled their hometowns fleeing the war, there is still a culture of refugees in which the lives and sorrows of refugees are intact. Today, we look back at the struggles of refugees through the living grounds of refugees such as the Gukje Market, which has become a tourist attraction in Busan, 40 steps, Bosu-dong Bookstore Alley, and Gamchon Culture Village.
Milmyeon (Nongma Noodles) and Pork Gukbap (Sundae Gukbap), which were rooted in Busan by refugees, are not just a bowl of food. It was a longing for a hometown that displaced people could not go to, and it was a grateful food that filled the hunger of war. In addition, there is a picture of a new change and development of e-book food in Busan during the war. Despite the seemingly ordinary food, the turbulent modern history of war, division, and displacement is wriggling.
The second episode of the story of food culture between the two Koreas, ‘The heyday of food for the common people’, deals with foods that reflect the times of the time, such as the presence of US troops after the Korean War, the aid of wheat flour, and the campaign to encourage marriage meals. Kalguksu, Sujebi, and Tteokbokki made from wheat flour rice cakes, which alleviated people’s hunger in the days when they lived with flour derived from the United States instead of lacking rice, and Bae-jjigae made with ham and sausage from US military units. Even now, it is the most loved food for the common people, capturing the taste of people.
Story of North-South Food Culture Episode 3, ‘Best Table filled with Longing for Hometown’ deals with North Korean food made by displaced people who have longed for reunification. Hamheung naengmyeon reproduced the Nongma noodles used in Hamheung, sundae and flounder made in Sokcho, the city of displaced people, and North Korean food made in Gyodong Island, an island of displaced people, such as North Korean food, dumplings, and dog rice cakes, enriched the Korean food culture.
South-North Food Culture Story Episode 4 ‘Taste of North Korea with North Korean Defectors’ deals with North Korean food made by North Korean defectors who settled in South Korea. If the North Korean food of the displaced is North Korean food before division, the North Korean food made by North Korean defectors is attracting attention as North Korean food, which is currently in progress after division. Inexpensive and delicious tofu rice and artificial meat rice popular in market barrels, Pyongyang cold noodles, a representative food of North Korea, fish tray loved for alcoholic snacks, Pyongyang-style soup rice Pyongyang Onban. During the long period of division, new foods were created in each of the two Koreas, or the taste and shape of foods changed differently, but the foods of the two Koreas with the same roots were still one.
The high-quality ‘Documentary A’ is a 4k camera that is only used in movies, commercials, and some TV broadcasts, and it is expected to double the enjoyment of viewers through brilliant colors and in-depth images that have been difficult to experience in broadcasts so far.
The story of the food culture between the two Koreas begins with Part 1 ‘Displacement and Food’ on September 30, Part 2 of October 1,’The heyday of common people’s food’, Part 3’A table filled with longing for home’, 10 On the 3rd of March, the fourth part,’The taste of North Korea with North Korean defectors’ will be broadcast one after another.
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