Year Round Mom Posted September 6, 2012 Share Posted September 6, 2012 Maybe some of you know I'm an American trapped in a Korean body (translation: I was adopted as an infant from Korea and raised in rural America). I married a Korean American (his folks are Korean, but he was born and raised in the States). DH's sister came into town and made delicious Korean food for us! For a whole week we stuffed ourselves full of soups, pan chan (side dishes), and rice! At the first meal, I had like three huge bowls of soup, two bowls of rice and all the side dish chopstick-sized helpings I could get! And SIL was like, would you like some more? It made me think of my mom, who would've said two soup bowls and ten side dish helpings ago, "Whoa, there. Stop eating! You'll make yourself sick!" And here is my sweeping generalization/stereotype/cultural observation that you are free to affirm or contradict: American culture says: eat well, eat less. Korean culture says: eat more, it's good for you! :lol: Also, what do other cultures say about food, or more properly, about eating? :bigear: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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