[Sca-cooks] mochi in the 10th century Japanese Ochikubo monogatari
drmrsgal at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 27 14:56:21 PDT 2010
What I know of moochi rice (modernly) is that it is a sweet rice( this rice
breaks down quite a bit when cooked) and is sweetened with coconut and often
rolled into a ball covered with toasted sesame seeds. It's also known as
sticky rice. Such sweet rice is a special treat and one of the rare
"sweets" that you would find in Japanese cooking.
In fact, I have some in the freezer right now.
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:49 PM, emilio szabo <emilio_szabo at yahoo.it> wrote:
> In one of the scenes of the 10th century Japanese Ochikubo monogatari
> mention is
> made of fruits and of mochi, sort of a cake of roasted rice (or whatever)
> seems to have played a certain role in wedding ceremonies.
> Two questions:
> 1 What do we know about mochi and its use?
> 2 Is there more about food and cookery in pieces of literature like the
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