Explosion, what is it?
The noodle factory was already up and running.
This was due to the flood of orders from restaurants that had signed contracts with them.
The noodle making factory was so busy that flour was flying around at all hours of the day.
‘Thanks for your help, everyone. One word of warning, beware of dust explosions!”
The employees’ hands stopped, for the word was disturbing.
The employees all mouthed in unison.
“Yes, a dust explosion. If fire is used under these powder-filled conditions, it will ignite and cause an explosion. Therefore, please do not use fire. If you want to use fire, please use it outside the building.”
“Is it that dangerous?”
“Yes, if it explodes, this hut will be blown away without a trace.”
Ryu’s smiling answer shook the employees, and they all decided to enforce the strict fire ban.
Pasta was promoted by the hostess as the main item on the new menu, and it soon became available to customers.
The main staple food in this world was bread, but the bread of the common people was black bread.
This black bread was so hard that unless it was soaked in soup, it was too hard to eat.
Therefore, pasta, which has a sticky texture and makes you feel full in your stomach, had replaced it.
Therefore, black bread in the Landmark territory was pushed to be a portable food only.
As a test, Ryu recommended udon and pancakes to the hostess of a small restaurant.
As for the udon, he provided deep-bottomed bowls and chopsticks to make the udon more appealing.
After struggling to make a sauce for pancakes, they had no choice but to pour pasta tomato sauce over them and put cheese on top, which became popular. Pizza?
Right now, the most popular was pasta with tomato sauce, followed closely by the sauce pancakes, and then udon below that.
“… Udon. I know how good you are…!”
Ryu may or may not have cried unnoticed when he said that.
After that, when Ryu ate in the town, he ate only udon with chopsticks, and he was often seen by the people in the town.
“What’s with those wooden sticks that the boy from the lord’s family uses so skillfully?”
The local people asked.
When it came to eating, there were three things: a knife, a fork, and a spoon.
The wooden chopsticks were something they had never seen or heard of before.
“You know, that’s called a ‘chopstick’ that the Ryu thought up. You see, … you hold it like this, … and put between them like this.”
The hostess showed them how to do it.
“I didn’t know the hostess could use it, too. You’re very handy, aren’t you?”
“It’s very convenient once you get used to it. I can grab small things with one hand.”
She grabbed some of the customer’s soup ingredients and ate them.
“Is that so? I’m sure … That’s good! Can you teach me how to hold them?”
Little by little, the culture of chopsticks began to spread, but it was a story for the future.
He had a feeling that flour-based cooking was about to take hold.
In the Landmark household, it has already spread and become a specialty of the Landmark family.
Eating udon with a bowl and chopsticks was something that had not yet permeated the family…
When Ryu was sad about it, Tauro, the eldest son, tried it, Jiro imitated him, and when he saw Hanna, the youngest daughter, practicing hard, the parents decided to do it, too.
“It’s not good manners to put your mouth on the dishes,… but once you get used to it, it’s easy to eat,… Ryu thought of it, and it’s not a problem for us as long as we eat at home.”
Father Farza seemed to have realized the usefulness of chopsticks.
“Yes, convenience is important. It’s amazing what kids can come up with.”
Mother Cecile was also impressed and dexterously ate her udon noodles with chopsticks.
Both of you, that’s thousands of years of history and culture in a previous life.
Ryu was not able to say, but he was very happy that his family accepted it.
Ryu was looking forward to the next year of producing and selling Coffee beans, noodle sales, and loan collections.
“I’m looking forward to next year’s protection fees. Ah, no, I mean tax revenue.”
He was still stuck on the terminology of the Yakuza.
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