Once you get past the wacky KCNA language, this is quite chilling: Spring hunger repurposed as part of a tourist attraction.
"Bread stuffed with vegetable or pear jam, boiled rice wrapped in leopard plant and dishes made of anise and aralia shoots are popular among visitors. They also like drinks made of barrenwort, corn floss and bellflower root, which are good for health."
The reason they're offering this stuff is because there isn't anything else. It's foraging propped up by the skeletal framework of a political economy.