Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rice v. Snow

You've heard it said that Eskimos have a hundred words for "snow," but from the looks of it, there must be that many words for "rice" here in Thailand.  on top of my notions of white rice, brown rice, long grain and wild rice, here they distinguish between all those plus early rice, mid-season, mature rice, off-season, late-season, uncooked (which they mash up for some dishes), unmilled, plantation rice, mountain rice, "pretty rice," many types of fried rice, and, of course, sticky rice.  The list goes on...

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