Point of Origin

Rice and Resilience Part 1

47:20 | Aug 29th, 2019

3 recommendations

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


rmmiller364 recommended:Aug 21st

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
💪 Inspirational
🕵️‍ Well-researched

epekilis recommended:May 13th

“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

epekilisJun 4th

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.

cesarm recommended:Aug 30th, 2019

Fantastic episode. Great stories about how the Asian and African immigrant experiences are interwoven with the culture of rice in America. I can't wait for part two.

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