What is pith or ‘rice’ paper ?

Often called “rice paper” under the mistaken impression it was made of rice, pith paper comes from the pith of a plant, Tetrapanax papyriferus which is native to southern China and Taiwan. the pith is effectively the core of the plant stem which is surrounded by the outer harder ‘skin’. Pith creates a thin, translucent … Continue reading What is pith or ‘rice’ paper ?