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Bloomingdale’s and Peach Mart Collaborate on a Snack Box featuring Asia’s Favorite Munchies

New York radio legend Minya Oh, best known as Miss Info, has curated a selection of Seoul-inspired goods for Bloomingdale’s seventh edition of “The Carousel: Window Into Seoul.” The Carousel is a rotating pop-up concept inspired by the idea, “retail is theatre,” which was coined by past Bloomingdale’s CEO Marvin Traub. Driven by culturally relevant themes and curated by special guest tastemakers, The Carousel adds a bit of “retailtainment” to the Bloomingdale’s experience. 

The latest concept honors South Korea as a cultural hub on the forefront of beauty, fashion, and music. To offer an authentic experience, Miss Info chose products from 25 trend-setting Seoul-based brands including W Concept, the largest fashion e-commerce and multi-brand retailer in Korea, and Amorepacific, one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies based in South Korea. There’s no shortage of options with products ranging between fashion, beauty, home categories as well as popular snacks. 

Home categories offer an array of products to enhance your domestic life like a Philips smokeless grill, a mandolin from OXO, a Scoby Kombucha kit and a rice cooker from Zojirushi.

This munchie experience is offered in Peach Mart snack boxes. Peach Mart is a take-away shop from Chef David Chang’s Momofuku. Snack connoisseurs are sure to be in heaven with each box containing a wide selection of popular snacks like Pocky and Koala’s March, perfect for sharing with a friend. In addition to snacks, “Window Into Seoul,” also offers three savory sauces from KPOP Foods, an up and coming Korean flavor-inspired brand. Flavors included are kimchi, honey glaze and their special KPOP sauce.

You can get your Asian snacks fix from “Window Into Seoul” at four Bloomingdale’s locations — 59th Street, Soho, Century City, San Francisco  and online from September 5th through November 4th. 


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There Is An African-American Taco Movement In South L.A. That Is Shaking Up The Food Scene

For all the cold pressed green juices and photogenic brunch fare that Los Angeles gets its new rep from, one must not ever get it twisted — L.A. is a taco town. Just as sure as the City of Angels will always be a Laker town and not a Clippers town, tacos take the top spot in Angelenos’ collective appetites as the the go-to craving — over avocado toasts, over sushi, and yes, even over the vaunted In-N-Out burger. Around these parts, Taco Tuesdays are practically a recognized holiday.

Though the Latino community has always been the standard-bearer in how and what a proper taco should be, L.A.’s constantly cooking melting pot has influenced the likes of Roy Choi to build a culinary empire off of his fusion of Korean BBQ tacos. Stoking the flames of said melting pot and helping proliferate it’s ever-bubbling mix is an African-American taco movement in South L.A. that’s making enough noise to warrant inclusion in the conversation of taco relevancy.

In the series opener for First We Feast’s new show, Food Grails, noted hip-hop journalist Miss Info heads to ground zero of this exciting culinary movement, where the communities of Compton, Watts, and South L.A. are the backdrop for an interpretation of tacos that’s fueling many entrepreneurial goals for local ambitious cooks.