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In honor of Olympics, Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan dishes on Korean cuisine, favorite recipes

In honor of Olympics, Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan dishes on Korean cuisine, favorite recipes

Food has always played a big part in Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan’s life. The youngest of eight, Hogan grew up in a small town in South Korea. She would often gather around the table with her siblings, grandparents and parents to share a meal.

“We were always eating and happy,” said Hogan, who later learned to cook from her mother and her sister. She’d often call them for recipes after she moved to the United States, and with practice, Korean cuisine has become her specialty. Hogan now cooks in bulk for major events like this month’s Lunar Year Celebration at Government House, and offers her expertise to chefs at the governor’s residence.

“They know how to make lots of...

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