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Re: Starch Pastes

On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Seko Julia 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 have wonderful Hawaiian relatives that much prefer
> > >*very* sticky rice .. far to 'gooey' for my western-taste.  At a recent
> > >wedding, I tried a bit of their steamed-rice on a couple place cards ..
> > >wow! .. strong bond, and very quick-setting!
> >
> > 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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> >
> >
> >  "I like to look at it, merely sit and look at it,take it all in without
> > moving an eye. It gives me more than rhymed poetry. It rhymes in my eyes.
> >    Here are Black Riders for me at last galloping across a blank page."
> >
> >                           - Robert Carlton Brown
> >                              on his optical poem "Eyes on the Half-Shell"
> >

Gee...I feel left out.  Being of western Europe descent from three or
four generations in America, all we did was eat rice...

Ever try to tip in with old mashed up Rice-A-Roni !!????  Don't.


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