Tag Archives: Foodways


MIYEOK GUK

MAIN PIECE: Informant: So in Korea there’s this soup called Miyeok Guk. It is…  Essentially like a seaweed soup. And um… Seaweed has like iron in it, I believe. And in your blood… Your like hemoglobin has iron in it as well? So Korean reasoning is that, whenever a woman gives birth, she loses a… Continue Reading »

Bread In Armenia

Informant’s Background: My informant, AD, is an undergraduate student at USC who grew up in Glendale, California. Her family immigrated to the United States from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Context: The informant is my girlfriend and we share an apartment together. I asked her if she could… Continue Reading »

Ukrainian – Reuse Of Food Storage Containers

Informant’s Background: My informant, AK, is a undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. He is a first-generation immigrant, and the child of Ukrainian and Russian parents. Context: I am a close friend of AK. I asked him if he had any folklore he could share and this was what he gave me. Performance:… Continue Reading »

BUCHE DE NOEL

MAIN PIECE: Informant: Well at Christmas we’ll always have Buche de Noel… Which is a French dessert. It’s like, “Christmas log…” And it’s like a cake, and it’s like a roll, you know? Where you roll it up? And you decorate it to like resemble a log, and a lot of times it’ll have like… Continue Reading »