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Cuisine Safari Member Profile - Allen & Margaret Gordon

Jul 09, 2015 01:07PM ● By David Maynard

Cuisine Safari is a local group that explores ethnic food from various restaurants in the Central Pennsylvania area. This is a monthly profile on the members who are a part of the group where they can share their experiences and insights. This month we will be interviewing Allen and Margaret Gordon. 

CS: How long have you been a member of Cuisine Safari?

Allen: We have both been members for about 2 years.

CS: What interested you in joining the group?

Margaret: The chance to experience new cuisines with new people was what attracted us the most.

CS: Where are you originally from?

Allen: I am from Maryland and Margaret is from New York.

CS: How long have you lived in Central Pennsylvania?

Margaret: Going on about 17 years now.

CS: What is your occupation?

Allen: I am a Realtor and Margaret is a Registered Dietitian.

CS: What is your favorite place that you have visited with the group?

Margaret: Spring Garden Korean Restaurant in Camp Hill.

CS: What is the most interesting meal you have had with the group?

Allen: The various dishes we tried at Spring Garden. Which include Banchan, Korean vegetable appetizers served before meals;  Boyang Jungol, lamb with vegetables cooked in casserole; Bulgoki, broiled marinated beef; Gopdol Bibimbap, steamed rice in pot with beef and vegetables in spicy sauce; Haemool Pa Jun, Korean style pancake w/ seafood; Jaeyook Bokeum, pan-fried pork with vegetables in spicy sauce; Jajang Myun, noodles with brown bean sauce with beef; Jogy Gui, Baked yellow Corvina fish; and finally Sul-Long Tang, long simmering beef with noodles & brisket.

CS: Have you traveled internationally? If so, where?

Margaret: Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

CS: What cuisines are you hoping to try in the future?

Allen: Indonesian, Hungarian but we are always game for anything. Page:

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