Making Rice: Becoming a Korean Woman

It’s a simple task but one that I feel I’ve never gotten quite right.The first time Mom graduated me from just cleaning the rice cooker to actually cooking rice meant that I’d grown up a little in her eyes. It was almost a solemn moment when she said she would teach me how to do it. I saw a little sadness in her eyes, maybe because of the passage of time that eluded her the few years leading up to this point. And a little anxiety, even. But, determination, too, after all, every Korean girl should know how to make rice with one hand tied behind their backs by the the time they’re ten....more
Thank you for the lovely story about you and your mom. In Europe too so many traditions are ...more