Today is Cho-Bok/초복, which marks the start of the height of summer. Really it’s the heat of summer. Koreans mark this day by eating sam-gye-tang/삼계탕, a steaming hot bowl of chicken soup. Eating hot soup is supposed to cool the body. I’d rather eat naeng-myun/냉면, cold noodle soup, and sit by the fan…that entertains the baby since adding ribbons on the handle.

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