One of the staple traditions of the Korean New Year is to a) gather with all your family b) eat 떡국 (Dduk Gook), a ridiculously simple soup made of slices of rice cake, thin julienne of egg whites and the yolk, diced meat in soy sauce and a sprinkle of dried seaweed. Funny thing is growing up I always had it the way my parents made it, it wasn't until recently that I found out that NO ONE else eats it this way, other families have a much more opaque broth, with dumplings and scallions etc. I found out that the way our family enjoys it is the 경상도 (Gyungsan-do province) way, where my father's from. It's great to be submerged in family traditions when you're young, because then as you get older you get to unravel the meaning and reasoning behind some of them (granted not all unveiling is good). Well, I hope you enjoy this small part of my families tradition and as we say in Korea 새해복많이받으세요 (In the New Year I hope you receive a great deal of luck)!