Sunday, January 23, 2011

On the art of cooking rice

Branches, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Firs, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Forest, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Lumikko, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

Cafe, originally uploaded by jiihaa.

On Friday I got stuck in the afternoon traffic jam while commuting to home from work, and listened to the radio. There was a discussion going on about the cooking of rice, the right way of doing it.

According to the radio program, there has been since 2008 a continuous active discussion about this on a forum for families (, and it doesn't show signs of stopping. A magazine had made recently a story about this, interviewing professors and celebrity cooks. And there was plenty of advice. What was funny is that the people in the radio program got into a heated argument... about cooking rice. "Let me finish what I'm saying here!" Apparently, there are some subleties involved.

Yesterday we shopped for some tableware, and I suddenly realized how good some stuff is. For example, plates and saucers made by Arabia, a Finnish company, which says at their web site: "Arabia is a trailblazer in modern Finnish design." Well, it is also a maker of stuff that goes on and on and on...

Quite different from most stuff nowadays, which seems to be of the once-use variety. Well, in any case, here are some photographs taken yesterday. It was a day which also seemed to go on and on and on.

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