Kimchee  (kim chee)is a Korean condiment, so loved by the people that the government declared it a national treasure. It’s commonly served with rice and at every meal. A basic recipe for kimchee consists of vegetables pickled in a solution of (lots of) garlic, salt, and red chili peppers. It is eaten year-round for its spicy taste and because it contains lots of vitamins C and B. In the winter, the kimchee would be buried in the ground, where it was warm, to keep it from freezing. The rest of the year it is stored in jars and pots.

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