Rome – Introduction

Gochugaru Girl and Mr Gochugaru recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in Rome.


Rome was known as the Eternal City even in ancient times. The Romans were confident that no matter what happened to the world, or how many other empires might rise and fall, Rome would go on forever. Roma Aeterna: Rome is eternal.


Samgyetang (삼계탕)

Gochugaru Girl has been waiting for this day since she visited Tosokchon Restaurant* in Seoul this April. This is because she has really wanted to make samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) at home.


Traditionally in Korea, samgyetang is eaten on the three hottest days of the year according to the lunar calendar. I am hoping that today’s predicted ‘hottest day of the year’ will be repeated at least twice before the summer ends.