Kimchi Making Program(김치체험)


KIMCHI MAKING 

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[ORIGIN OF KIMCHI]

Since human beings begancultivating, they have enjoyed vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals. However, the cold winter, when cultivation was practically unavailable, led naturally to the development of astorage method – pickling. As a kind of pickled vegetables, kimchi was born in Korea around the 7th century.

[USE OF HOT RED PEPPER POWDER]

At the earliest stage, kimchi was just salted vegetable, but during the 12th century they saw the appearance of a new type of kimchi with some spices and seasonings, and in the 18th century, hot red pepper finally became one of the major spices for kimchi. In particular, thanks to the introduction of cabbages in the 19th century, they witnessed the same type of kimchi as we know it today.)

[THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME, KIMCHI]

It is suspected that the name kimchi orginated from shimchae (salting of vegetable) which went through some phonetic changes; shimchae – dimchae – kimchae – kimchi.

[How to Make Kimchi]

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