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tree ear

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This is the wise advice of the character Crane Man to his unofficially adopted son, Tree Ear.
Park (2003) describes the little village that sits between the sea and the rice fields, the bridge under which Crane Man and Tree Ear live in the summer, and the field burrow in which they shelter in the winter.
The story turns up the adrenalin in the final chapters as Tree Ear is entrusted with the task of carrying a single perfect celadon vase to the emperor's court and an encounter with bandits brings disaster--a disaster which Tree Ear must use all his courage and hope to surmount.
In medieval Korea, custom decrees that only potters' sons can become potters' apprentices, but when orphaned 13-year-old Tree ear begins working for his village's best potter, he longs to become a potter himself.
The only home that 13-year-old orphan Tree Ear has ever known is under the bridge outside of this potters' village.
When Tree Ear accidently breaks a piece of Min's work, he offers to work for the potter until he has paid for the damage.
Bo cha dum, described as steamed beef pate is really more like a meatball or piece of meatloaf, and it offers several subtle flavors and an unusual texture, the latter in particular from minced tree ear mushrooms and finely chopped noodles.
In a large bowl, combine the pork (once cooled) with the bean thread noodles, tree ears and cooked crab meat.
Makes 6 servings) 1 cup wild rice 1/2 cup brown rice 3-1/2 cups water 1 ounce dried mushrooms or tree ears 3 shallots, thinly sliced 3 green onions, sliced 1/2 pound sliced, fresh mushrooms 2 tablespoons margarine 3/4 teaspoon salt, if desired 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup chicken stock