Cycle 3 – Item 175
28 (Thu) June 2012
Taste of Antarctica: Spaghetti Bouillabaisse
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Based on the premise set forth in yesterday’s post (see 3.174 Taste of South America: Cangrejo & Egg White Soup), I’m asserting this dish to be the “Taste of Antarctica.” Unassailable logic: Italy and France share a research base on Antarctica, where fresh fish is abundantly available just by drilling a fishing hole through the ice just outside the door to the kitchen, so the French are likely to make bouillabaisse with the day’s catch on occasion, likely prompting the Italians to insist on using the broth as a sauce for pasta, which is bound to be stocked through the roof in the same kitchen. It makes perfect sense.
(See also FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)