Shinwa High’s Lunch Sandwiches

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This simple sandwich can be found in several episodes of “Boys Over Flowers” as part of the fancy lunch buffet in the Shinwa High School Cafeteria.

Shinwa High School Open-faced Sandwiches

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  • 1 Baguette
  • Mayonnaise, or your favorite spread
  • Cheddar Cheese AND/OR Yellow & Orange Sweet Peppers
  • Leafy Green
  • Genoa Salami OR Pepperoni

Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Slice the baguette at a slight diagonal into 1/2″ thick pieces. Arrange the pieces on a baking tray & spread the tops with mayo. If you’re using cheddar, place thin slices of the cheese on top of the bread. Bake for about 5-6 minutes or until lightly crispy. Remove from the oven & let cool just a little.

If you’re using sweet peppers (which I highly recommend) slice off the tops & cut down the middle. Remove the seeds & flatten the pepper halves. Place 1 half on top of each slice of bread & then top that with a piece of leafy green. Place a folded over pepperoni or genoa salami on top of each sandwich, securing it all with little wooden picks.

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Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 10: Boys Over Flowers

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Raspberry Soup

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“Butler Lee, this soup is awesome!” Says Gu Jun Pyo, minutes before his older sister pushes his face into it for being his usual jerky self. Yes, it’s a good thing it was cold soup. (“Boys Over Flowers” episode 7)

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Raspberry Soup

  • 4 Cups Fresh Raspberries + a couple set aside for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup + 1/4 Cup Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar + more to taste
  • 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt + a little more for garnish
  • Pinch of Salt
  • A Few Leaves Fresh Mint
  • Small Amount of Milk (for garnish)

In a blender or food processor, pulse the raspberries, 1/2 cup of cranberry juice, & 1/2 cup of sugar until the raspberries are broken down & blended but the seeds are still intact. Set a fine mesh strainer over a bowl & pour the raspberry mixture in. Use a spoon or spatula to stir the mixture around to help with the staining process. Once much of the mixture has strained through & you’ve got a thicker mess of seeds & pulp, pour the 1/4 cup of cranberry juice into the strainer & stir again to help get as much of the raspberry mixture out, leaving the seeds behind.

Rinse out the blender or food processor & then pour the strained contents of the bowl into it. Add the cup of yogurt & blend until thoroughly combined. If you’d like to add a little more sugar to taste, do so now. Throw away the seeds from the strainer & then rinse it out. To serve, hold the strainer over the serving bowl & pour your desired quantity of soup through the strainer & into the bowl (pouring through the strainer helps to diminish the bubbles).

To add garnish, cut 1 raspberry in half per bowl of soup (I used kitchen scissors for this) & float the 2 halves, cut sides down, in the center of the soup with 2 small, fresh mint leaves. Spoon a little bit of yogurt into a small bowl & stir in some milk, a little at a time, until you have a smooth, pipe-able consistency. Scoop this mixture into a baggie & snip off a corner to make a small opening. Pipe a design onto the surface of the soup; swirls or dashes or dots, etc., optionally using a toothpick to add details (I made a ring of dashes & gently dragged a toothpick through them to create the heart/leaf effect). Serve the soup, enjoy, and dunk your obnoxious brother’s face in it!

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Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 10: Boys Over Flowers

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Boys Over Flowers

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Diana and Carrie discuss the k-drama Boys Over Flowers! We rant a little then talk pretty boys, love triangles, how rich people don’t eat, chocolate heads, giant tuna, and kimchi choreography.



Intro Music Clip: “Almost Paradise” by T-MAX from the “Boys Over Flowers” soundtrack
Outro Music Clip: “Because I’m Stupid” by SS501 from the “Boys Over Flowers” soundtrack

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