We're cooking rice (wrapped in leaves) and boiling water for coffee in these pics. Dried bamboo is also superb for both starting a fire and for keeping it going. OK, it doesn't burn for a long time like some wood, but it will burn long enough to boil water and cook skewered chicken.
|Put the bamboo directly into the fire. |
If it's full of water it won't burn.
|Splitting green bamboo to make spoons and bowls|
|Boiling nicely... just about ready|
|Rice cooked to perfect in bamboo|
|Bamboo chopsticks... only took a couple of minutes to make these|
|Coffee in a bamboo cup.|