How to Make Dandelion Kimchi

“Halmoni, what vegetable did you use for this?”

By Ashley J. Chong

One year, Halmoni came to stay with us in Peoria. My grandmother spoke good English, but her mannerisms were still very Korean. She spent the summer gardening in our backyard while singing hymns and encouraging all of us to eat more.

For supper one day, she proudly brought out a plate of kimchi. I ate a piece without a second thought, …

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