History of the Korean Language

The Korean language, named hanguk-eo in South Korea and chosŏn-mal in North Korea, is a language in East Asia that is spoken by more than 77 million people. A majority of those speaking the language mainly live in Korea, but several speakers can also be found in China (Yanbian Prefecture and Changbai County) as well as … Read more

History of the Korean Royal Family

Before the formation of the Sixth Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Korea had a long history of monarchs ruling over the land. The last monarchy that ruled Korea was during the Joseon Dynasty, which governed the country for more than 450 years. Although … Read more

The Amazing History of Korean Cuisine

The Amazing History of Korean Cuisine

From the earliest known pottery makers of 8,000 BC, through the evolution of city-states and kingdoms from scattered tribal villages and nomadic barbarians, to modern day civilization, Korea has a very rich and colorful history that spans thousands of years. The earliest peoples of the Korean peninsula were small bands of hunter-gatherers, … Read more

Weight Equivalents: Lettuce

Lettuce was first cultivated in Egypt where it was probably selectively bred to produce large edible leaves. It spread from Egypt into Greece and Italy, then throughout the Roman Empire. There are several types of lettuce, but the three most common are Leaf, Head, and Cos (Romaine). How much does lettuce weigh? … Read more