Hyaeweol Choi featured in New York Times Food article

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 2:00pm

GWSS Department Chair, Hyaeweol Choi was featured in New York Time's article The Amber Gleam of Yakgwa, South Korea’s ‘It’ Cookie by Eric Kim. The article discusses yakgwa, a deep-fried honey cookie soaked in syrup, served only on special occasions, such as festival days like Chuseok and Seollal, birthdays and at life’s four rites of passage, known as gwan-hon-sang-je: coming-of-age (gwan), marriage (hon), death (sang) and the veneration of the dead (je), a custom which many families still practice today.