First word: Stirring rice, and memories of Helen

By Nigel Featherstone
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:46pm, first published November 17 2014 - 3:36pm
Help at hand: Cooking rice always summons a dear friend.
Help at hand: Cooking rice always summons a dear friend.

I think of her every time I open the book, which isn't so much a book, but a white, plastic ring-binder. It's where I keep recipes; I'm a messy cook, so all that plastic makes it easy to clean. At the front, tucked into the clear-plastic sleeve, is the recipe I use the most: one for cooking rice.

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