Chopsticks, anyone...?


#1

found this. not sure if it interests anyone here, but…

Yucca Chopsticks


#2

Being that I always forget to bring eating utensiles, now I know what I can use when I go to the SW next time. Here in the NW cedar does the chopstick thing quite well too.


#3

sweet! wikihow licenses under CC, so we can swipe it for our wiki. hee hee.

[runs off to copy and paste]


#4

I made some awsome Sakura no Ki(Cherry wood) chopsticks when I stayed at an organic farm in Japan. Disposable chopsticks are a big problem there. They mostly come from tropical forests that are being cut down for cattle grazing.
Perhaps I should upload a picture…


#5

I have never been able to use chopsticks. At best, I manage to clench a few noodles together (usually with both hands) and stuff them in my mouth milliseconds before they slip back onto the plate. And don’t even get me started on rice. I don’t know how the hell people have managed to eat rice with chopsticks. Sheer insanity, I tell you!


#6

chopstick challenged, eh? :wink:

re: eating rice w/ chopsticks, all rice is not the same. generally you eat “sticky” rice w/ chopsticks, as they form clumps. also, generally, “sticky” rice isn’t served much in the states. also, not drowning your rice in liquid (or sauce/whatever) helps a lot too.

here’s a troubleshooting guide of sorts, for anyone interested…
http://east.portland.ne.jp/~k_tok/life01.htm

i do okay with them, at least until i need to use them like a knife, then i start to flounder.


#7

I wonder if you could make knitting kneedles out of them as well?


#8

probably.

once i get a bit better at it, i’m going to try making some crochet hooks for my wife.