Monday, April 25, 2011

Makkŏlli in the News


A report that "research by the state-run Korea Food Research Institute found that potent anti-cancer agents in makgeolli are 10 to 25 times higher than beer and wine" — A run on makgeolli after cancer report published. It's probably a good idea to take state-sponsored research on a national product with a grain of salt, and a cup of my favorite local drink, which I am not alone in appreciating, as this article on a restaurateur, whence the above photo comes, suggests — Finn Who Fell in Love with Makgeolli.

Also, it affords me just about the only chance to drink locally, act locally, live locally, with my favorite being this brand, produced with a strand of rice developed by the university that employs me, whose logo you'll find in the top left-hand corner, reported on in this story — 영일만친구 쌀막걸리 가맹점 판매․홍보:

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3 Comments:

OpenID radcontra said...

Seriously, I don't want my booze to be healthy. It ruins the whole notion of why I'm getting drunk.

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Well, it gives the health-conscious a good excuse to drink more. You have to meet people where they are.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Well, as far as anti-cancer foods go, I don't think beer or wine exactly top the list, so that statistic seems more than a little misleading.

Anyway, I love dongdongju and makgeoli. Korea would do well to promote these drinks to foreign markets.

8:13 PM  

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