by Miranda Smith
(Georgetown, Kentucky, USA)
Hi Luna! I love your site! I am definitely going to make some of these delicious looking foods!
I have a couple questions that I would like to ask you if you have a minute. I am working on a project for a college course I am taking and we have to come up with an American made product to market to South Koreans.
We have done some research and found that many people live in small living spaces and nowadays more people are starting to cook at home.
We decided it might be a good idea to market a spice rack that fits well in small spaces. Do you think this would be profitable or do you think it would flop? Are many different spices used? We aren't actually selling the product, we are just making the fake business plan. :)
Thanks so much for your time! I really appreciate it! Luna:
Hi Miranda, Thank you for your kind words and I would love to see how you get on with cooking Korean food.
In terms of spices we don't use many, maybe red chili powder, unlike western kitchens that often have racks of 10 to 20 different spices. Most of our cooking uses sauces that are kept in tubs in the fridge, So I am not sure if it would catch on.
You may want to look at ways of growing food in small spaces? Koreans generally live in large apartment blocks and space is an issue.
My grandma used to grow her own vegetables, but it is not really practical in modern Korea. However if there was a product that allowed you to grow herbs or vegetables in small spaces, I think that would go down well.
Good luck with your project.