A study on multi-cultural family wives adapting to Korean cuisine and dietary patterns

  • Park, Young-Il (Graduate school of Professional Studies Traditional Culture and Arts, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Jeong, Hee-Sun (Graduate school of Professional Studies Traditional Culture and Arts, Sookmyung Women's University) ;
  • Joo, Na-Mi (Department of Food and Nutrition, Sookmyung Women's University)
  • Received : 2010.03.26
  • Accepted : 2010.07.02
  • Published : 2010.10.31


With the increase in multi-cultural families, Korea is seeing a rapid increase in immigrated housewives, who are closely related to food culture. However, studies for the diet of multi-cultural families, which is most closely related to our lives have not been sufficiently researched. With this background, this study conducted research for immigrated women nationwide about food cultures to provide the possibility which Korean food culture would be developed harmoniously with various foreign food cultures. In this study, the immigrated women seemed to have adapted to Korean food culture quickly, but they showed differences according to some conditions like countries they are from and the time they have been in Korea. To achieve this, we need to conduct consistent and in depth studies for food cultures in multi-cultural families so that we can make healthy development in food culture, harmonious with traditional Korean culture.


Multi-cultural family;immigrated housewives;dietary patterns;Korean cuisine


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