Korea’s official script is Hangeul, the unique Korean alphabet. This name, a compound of han, meaning “the Korean people” or “great” and geul, meaning “letters,” was given to it early in the 20th century. The creator of hangeul was King Sejong the Great (reigned 1418-1450), the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty.
A warm reprieve after enduring the winter cold can be found at the dining table. Dishes made from young wild greens stimulate the senses with their verdant vitality, refreshing aromas, and brisk flavors, announcing the arrival of a long-awaited spring.