Monday, August 29, 2011

Countryside Cooking

While out in the countryside, we spent a lot of time wondering why there was so much wood piled up at the edges of fields and outside courtyard homes. These pieces of wood didn't seem like the kinds that would be burned for heat in the winter.

Our answer came later, when we had the chance to observe some home-made noodles being cooked. (They were absolutely delicious, by the way!) Although electric hot plates have penetrated out into the Chinese countryside, there is still lots of cooking being done the old-fashioned way. Just feed those sticks into the fire, inch by inch...



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