• Zeyi Yang

This Artist Sculpts Animals and Flowers From Grains of Rice

Guorui Chen brought a hometown tradition back from extinction.

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In a country with over a billion people who eat rice almost every day, Guorui Chen is the only one using rice to make Gaolou Rice Strings, a traditional art that had been lost for decades.


I reported and wrote this feature story for Gastro Obscura, Atlas Obscura's food vertical.

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