Here's an interesting article, from a month or so ago, about the kimchi crisis in South Korea! Who knew?!
It really gives you a sense of just how important kimchi is to a traditional Korean diet...
"I don't know how long I can keep ignoring my grandkids' and my husband's demands for kimchi every meal," said Kim Hyung-sook, who lives in northern Seoul. "You're not Korean if you don't eat kimchi three times a day."