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Wolmania - Friday, December 10, 2021

Good morning and happy Friday.

Tracing Mexico’s Complicated Relationship With Rice

Tracing Mexico’s Complicated Relationship With Rice

Great piece by Aatish Taseer for the New York Times Magazine as part of their Winter Travel issue.

"Having arrived in the country via the Spanish Conquest, the grain’s presence poses the question: What’s native, and what isn’t, when it comes to a nation’s culinary history?" [learned a new word - “lacustrine” - ed]

Item 2: a list

Legumes, ranked

  1. Peanuts
  2. Beans (black, pinto, Rancho Gordo, etc.)
  3. Soybeans
  4. Chickpeas
  5. Green beans
  6. Lentils
  7. Green peas

Item 3: a media recommendation

Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone

Item 4: a photograph

“Foggy Bridge” by Itay Kaplan (South Wales).

“The Newport Transporter bridge crosses the River Usk in Newport, South East Wales and is essentially a suspended ferry. For a number of years, Itay waited for foggy conditions to surround the bridge, and in January 2021, that day finally came. Itay initially used his drone to track the movement of the fog before then setting up his camera to capture his image once the fog had thickened.

See ya!

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