The tiny seeds of Indian ricegrass require considerable work to process into food. The husks are first toasted to loosen the kernels. Then the grains are rolled under a small stone cylinder to crack the hulls. Winnowing separates the hull from the kernels, which are then dried for storage. When roasted and ground into flour, wai makes a filling mush or gravy.
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During World War II a series of tankers were built and named after, among other things, national parks and monuments. This is the SS Pipe Spring. More...