A matter of rice

I am currently reading a book by Nir Avieli, who is an academic at Ben Gurion University in Israel.  The book is called Rice Talks (2012, Indiana University Press) and is about eating culture, and particularly rice as part of that culture, in Vietnam. It is an interesting book from the perspective of learning about how people in a particular place eat, though there are some generalisations about Chinese foodways, used within the book to  provide context, that just don’t resonate. Continue reading