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Re: Starch Pastes

What a wonderful thread!  Thank You for sharing your warm memories with us.

Ron Yost
Paso Robles, Cal

At 11:31 AM 3/31/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm of Japanese descent, and my mother also gave us old cooked rice for
>paste.  It sure is sticky but I could never get all the lumps out, which
>gave a sculptural quality to my colored paper designs.  Being an
>ungrateful child, I always wished we could have real paste-out-of-a-jar
>like the other kids.
>Julie Seko
>On Fri, 28 Mar 1997, Winston Pei wrote:
>> I've been skimming over the paste/glue/adhesive thread as not too relevent
>> to me... but now an epiphany. Being of chinese descent, I grew up on rice,
>> sticky and otherwise. For art projects, my mom would just take a scoop of
>> cooked rice (whatever kind was in the pot) and set it on the table. Mushing
>> a cooked grain of rice between two pieces of coloured paper was both
>> viscerally satisfying and stuck better than that molasses-coloured glue
>> they gave you in school. Who knew that part of my heritage would revisit me
>> professionally!
>> Winston Pei
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