Establishing goodwill and building on an already strong foundation. That was the motive behind the "Taste of Korea" event in Washington.
A number of activities were held to help foster better understanding between Korean and American cultures. Youngsters enjoyed everything from a cooking lesson and arts and crafts to live music and a martial arts demonstration.
Twenty middle school students from Alice Deal Middle School in Washington were invited to the festivities. They were joined by twenty Korean American students - all of them children of employees of the Embassy of Korea.
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
We're kooky for cookies 'til Halloween - October is National Cookie Month!
Somebody warn Mrs. Fields (and the cookie aisle of your favorite neighborhood grocery store), because a colossal cookie maelstrom is about to start and rage on all month long! October is the perfect month to satisfy your crunchy, crumbly and chewy cravings, or at least get a head-start on the holiday season.
The cookies that we know and love - with butter, sugar and eggs all creamed together - didn't come about until the 18th century, but these little treats have been around for quite a long time. We started out with cookie-like hard wafers, although they were short on sugar. Once the sweet stuff hit 7th century Persia, cookies would only rise in popularity, spreading across Europe by the 1300s.