three times a day as if ritualized it does not matter what it is that we eat a bowl of white rice as the course not the filler what matters is the act of eating together to reacquaint as family as strangers to speak of the brother in that country of the other of how in his world cooking with taro is new and exciting of how at our table not there but here in the field in the house taro root as a substitute is just another way as in eating together ritualized three times a day