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Kim Chi in Space

I love kim chi, South Korea's spicy pickled cabbage staple, and so does Ko San, South Korea's first astronaut. Kim chi starts off with the fermentation of cabbage, a process that produces a number of bacteria that would potentially be harmful to have aboard the International Space Station, however, and to combat this, scientists have devised a version of kim chi that does not include those "necessary" bacteria. Read more about Mr. Ko and his sterile kim chi at the BBC.

Also, check out this photo of an amazing kim chi market stall. Mmmmmm...


In my recent thorough studies of South Korea I have learned that kim chi can be made from lots of different vegetables - not just cabbage! They're all delicious, too. MMmmmm.

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