Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - 4.28.16

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts
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A meme to share some food and/or drink quotes found in current reads.

Hello, I Love You
by Katie M. Stout
-Music, Romance, YA, Korea
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A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss.

Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.

He studies the list. "Do you like fish?"
He smiles. "You don't"
"Well, if that's what they specialize in here, that's fine. I'll be brave. Make memories and whatnot."
-chapter 4, page 45

=====> FISH is one of "those" that I would like to incorporate more into my diet - being known to be brain food. I have been meaning to explore beyond the usual salmon.

=====> Here is a South Korean popular fish dish, Hongeo, that I would like to try some day. They say it is a smelly fermented skate with a texture of chewy flesh and crunchy cartilage served sashimi style.

=====> And to put a twist on fish...

I also want to try the Korean sweet ice cream treat version pictured above - Bungeoppang known as “crucian carp cake/bread”. Bungeoppangs are prepared using an appliance similar to a waffle iron. The batter is poured into a fish-shaped mold, red bean paste is added, then more batter to encase the red bean paste. The mold is then closed, and roasted. -per wikipedia


* image source: Hongeo, Bungeoppang


  1. I like the sound of the book though I haven't read Anna and the French Kiss. I don't think I've had any Korean dishes, but I do like fish so I'd probably do okay. Hope you enjoy these two dishes when you try them.

  2. I love fish and seafood! It's one of the reasons why I love spending my summers in Spain near the Mediterranean sea, everything is so fresh. Great quote :)
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