Bibimbap is one of the best-known Korean dishes. According to chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard, there really isn't a definitive recipe. "The name translates to 'mixed rice,' and, in practice, rice is the dish's only constant," the authors write in their new cookbook, Koreatown. Courtesy of Clarkson Potter hide caption

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Welcome To 'Koreatown,' A Cookbook To Tempt American Taste Buds

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Hongeo, a dish of skate left to ferment in its own urine, is a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea — despite its overpowering ammonia smell. A sashimi platter of hongeo for three to four people usually costs anywhere from 60,000 ₩ (U.S. $49.78) to 150,000 ₩ (U.S. $124.46). Marius Stankiewicz hide caption

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Iced tea made from local berries is served with melon and squares of sweet sticky rice topped with fruits and nuts. The nuns eat these sweets on head-shaving day, to replenish their energy. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Buddhist Diet For A Clear Mind: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

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The government of Peru is partnering with culinary stars — like celebrity chef Gaston Acurio, shown here in his restaurant Astrid & Gaston in Lima in 2014 — to promote Peruvian cuisine around the world. Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rachel Ahn, who goes by "Aebong-ee," is among the top 100 most-watched mukbang stars in South Korea. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

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