The weeks after the 2016 election were times of uncertainty and stress, during which all I know to do is to make food for myself and those around me, to show love and give comfort.
Italian food is the ultimate comfort food – as evidenced by those in Korea who have ever-inventive ways of bastardizing this holy cuisine (we have a serious love-hate relationship with fettucine alfredo). Risotto and spaghetti carbonara were the very first dishes I taught myself to make, when I felt far away from home and craved food that was soulful and comforting.
Mukja! Mangia! Let's eat!