Rice and Resilience Part 1
47:20 | Aug 29th, 2019
When we talk about terroir, it’s usually in the context of wine, and the human and environmental conditions that influence the characteristics. But on a recent visit to California, writer and cook Jas...Show More
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“Sometimes our gatekeepers are the most impoverished. Holding onto tradition was a matter of survival.” Fantastic episode compares and contrasts the west coast Japanese rice agriculture with the long grain rice farming on the east coast in South Carolina and its relationship with slavery and the G...Show More
As an additional comment, I’m just reading the wonderful cookbook “Japanese Home Cooking” by Sonoko Sakai. It includes a shout-out to Keisaburo Koda, The Rice King of California featured in this episode and talks about how the family rebuilt after WWII internment and the loss of all their assets.