1990's History repeating itself:
Quote:Remember, this was no warzone. This was not ancient history. This was North Korea in the 1990s, and the famine occurred not just because of heavy rains, but because of the total failure of the centrally-controlled government.
Quote:There was a memorable anecdote about how to cook weeds and grass in the book on North Korea, Nothing to Envy, by American journalist Barbara Demick.
The "recipe", if you can call it that, came from a doctor who worked at a hospital where there were no medicines, no bandages, no bedding and no IV drips, unless you brought your own bottles and rigged one up yourself.
How to make weed and/or grass soup by a North Korean doctor treating the starving:
Grind the weeds and grass down finely so that the vile, soupy broth would be half digestible.