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From East to West
At her colonial-era house in Connecticut, a Korean-born hostess mixes salumi with bulgogi, pickles with Parmigiano for a multiculti feast.
Here, Eunsook Pai makes dumplings with help from her granddaughters, Ima and Mica.
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Guests gather around a coffee table overflowing with Italian antipasti.
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More is More
Bread fills one of Eunsook Pai's many enormous wooden bowls.
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A List in Two Languages
Mrs. Pai's shopping list sits atop a favorite cutting board.
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An heirloom-tomato platter is garnished with fig branches.
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A European Tour
Stacks of Portuguese, Italian, Greek, and French pottery fill the kitchen.
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Make Way for Dumplings
Mrs. Pai's pork-and-cabbage- filled delicacies sit atop banana leaves. She added sage to the platter at the last minute because she liked the way it looked.
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Mrs. Pai's daughter, Liana, far left, pours wine for her friends and family as they dig in to the meal.
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A Visual Feast
The meal is laid out buffet-style.
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Pick Your Own
John Pai chooses lettuce leaves to accompany his bulgogi.
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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Dinner is served on a beautifully weathered picnic table.
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