Hungry for Home: Korean Groceries, Restaurants, and History
This week, Worldview is launching a series in collaboration with the Chicago Sun-Times called “Hungry For Home,” where Monica Eng helps us explore Chicago’s ethnic communities through the food they eat and the grocery stores where they shop. Chicago offers a wealth of Korean food culture but some people could use a helping hand when it comes to navigating it. Today we tour one of Chicago’s biggest Korean food stores for a primer on how to shop for the groceries with local foodie Theo Hahn. WBEZ’s Susie An and her friend Sophie Kim offer a primer on how to order and eat some basic Korean dishes in a restaurant. Plus, University of Chicago Professor, Bruce Cumings, joins us to discuss some of the politics behind these foods, and some of the news that’s come out of Korea in recent weeks..