Duality in Culture
I am interested in exploring the relationships between my ethnic and cultural origins, Korean, and the culture I was adopted into by my family, Italian. Through my family, I have found a love for food, and now associate food and meals with family and gatherings. My family does not have many Italian traditions that we practice other than through food, and I find that I connect to my Korean culture most often through food as well. Growing up, it was difficult for me to connect to my Korean culture in a meaningful way and to combat this I found Korean cuisine. I constructed what I see as an Italian Korean fusion, not in a restaurant setting, but in a home kitchen. I recreated many aspects of the kitchen and showed how I have connected these items with my culture and family.