Happy Chu Seok everyone!

Happy Chu Seok everyone!

Days like today makes you really miss your family.  A friend in Korea shared these photos of her family celebrating Chu Seok. They remind me of when I was living in Korea. When my grand parents were alive, the entire family (my dad has 5 brothers and 1 sister) got together to celebrate Chu seok.

For those who don’t know what Chu seok is, it’s Korean Thanksgiving. We buy the best season produce and serve it on a table like in below picture to show respects to our ancestors. Looks a bit like a ghost month, right?

 

 

 

We also serve Korean rice wine to the ancestors.

 

 

Then we bow on the floors to the ancestors. The two kids in the middle are wearing hangbok (Korean traditional costume). So cute!

 

Now time to eat…  I can see various kimchi, stir fried vegetables and Korean soy bean paste soup. The most important dish for Chu seok is Song pyun rice cake.

 

 

This table is an indication of the hard work by the Korean house wives. Grandmothers, Aunts, daughters and daughter-in-laws would have slaved away over the last few days to put all this food together. Hmmm, now I have a big craving for all this food…. ^_^

Happy Chu seok everyone!

 

**Photos provided by Erin Kim in Korea**

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chu seok class – yummy song pyun

Chu seok class – yummy song pyun

Check out the dishes my students created during the Chu seok class last Saturday.

  • Iris put a lot of effort in decorating each “jeon” with mugwort leaves….
  • A few more photos from the class, believe it or not, everyone finished the plate clean, yum yum!!  🙂
  • Song pyun was a team effort… so proud! Aren’t they so pretty?
  • To celebrate Chu seok tomorrow, I whipped up some more song pyun so I can share with some of my friends. Can you believe the colour comes from adding cooked pumpkin?