But this week a site with the same domain “www.cooks.org.kp” name was discovered to be accessible from the Internet. The exact date it appeared is unclear but Doug Madory from Renesys, which specializes in Internet performance monitoring, said the domain name for the site appeared as far back as May 8 this year.
This is how KCNA described the domestic site:
“The homepage deals with common knowledge and theories on variety of dishes and how to cook them. It also offers such data as origins and anecdotes about dishes and global trend in cooking development. It has a distinctive catalogue for serving housewives’ convenience.”
“When a visitor chooses any food material in the catalogue, she can get detailed information about lists of dishes prepared with it and their cookery. The homepage contains multimedia on national and foreign dishes. Through homepage visitors can exchange their knowledge and views with each other and acquire a wide-ranging cooking.”
The HTML code for the page carries a date of May 2013.
Two new North Korean-related websites have recently launched and both are associated with food. The first, from Korea Pyongyang Haedanghwa Foodstuff, appears as a sub-site on the Naenara portal operated by Korea Computer Center (pictured, right). The site is available in Korean, Chinese and English and promotes the company’s South Korea’s Yonhap News reports the website is “what…