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"Let's eat with chopsticks," suggested one mom.
The idea was met with enthusiasm by the excited group of homeschool moms as they planned a Japanese style meal to culminate the study of one of the emperors of the island country. Almost everyone jumped into the conversation at the same time with ways each could contribute to the event. It seemed that each family represented had their favorite dish to contribute. Except for one. It was fairly well known that the Harris family were less than adventurous in their gastronomical explorations. In fact, they were downright impervious to cajoling and promises of food nirvana if only they would just taste!
The Planning Continues
My mouth was watering with just the thought of the variety of dishes that had been proposed. Sukiyaki, tempura, yakitori, and teriyaki were added to the menu. My food variety challenged friend was in obvious discomfort over all of these strangely named edibles. Hot geen tea was the beverage chosen and everyone agreed that chopsticks were definitely a requirement. "How about some origami?" I submitted. Conversation stopped as the planners considered the suggestion. "Ugh," said my friend whose mind was stayed on the troubling menu choices. Then with an obvious, genuine shudder she continued, "I don't like origami."
She'll never live it down.
Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
A Japanese Food Glossary
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