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Jun 23, 2011 10:48 AM

Poetry of joy of the foods we eat.

Early summer
Time for pure joy of all we are eating.

Expressed with a metric and rhythm
and maybe a rhyme.

No rules on the discourse
except it feel deeply
that it is a poem.

Mine now on handfull of carrots and radishes
as I chomp through
give praise to good teeth.

Garden good guide
of no need for no dentures.

Leaves of the radishes
Larger leaves flow from carrots
collected on morning
in seek of good crunch.

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    1. Love love love this, FF. Now you have me thinking. I must needs write an ode (or read yours, even) to the gustatory and aesthetic beauty of a ripe tomato......that burst, when you bite in; the flavor, the richness that's almost umami.....little crunchies from salt. Yeah, baby. Best foodie porn evah!

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      1. re: mamachef

        Mater patch been real good to me. Had heavy crunches of salt. Have burped upon ecstasy when mixture of maters and salt rode ecstasy, but hey just a kid there

        These days I'd make sure to take calibrated knife to measure my slices of maters.
        Also calibrate salt. Or would I?.

      2. Awakened late night with a really good thunderstorm
        Opening fridge door, with bounty within.

        Thick slice of Stilton
        pulsed in the microwave
        Crackers of course
        And cold milk.

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        1. re: FoodFuser

          Awakened tonight by husband snoring and cat circus right outside the closed bedroom door.
          Opening fridge door, with bounty within

          Crock of pimiento cheese, brought to room temp in the microwave
          Sesame Rounds, crunchy rounds with toasted bursting pod of sesame
          And diet cherry pepsi.

          1. re: mamachef

            Any Californian who eats PC before dawn needs to check out these threads, pumped by real Southerners, about Pimento Cheese.



            But keep mind, this Okie, who was raised in the Delta, holds to the Unity of the powerful Trinity of the three sacred P's:

            Pimento Cheese
            Pepperidge Farm Bread
            Pepsi Cola, ice cold.

            I'll suppose Californians can get away with Cherry embedded in their Pepsi.
            Ain't quite Southern Kosher
            but sounds it got job done.

            Dip your spoon in those two threads if you like good Pimento.

        2. Tuna from can, exfoliated with fork.
          tines to the bowl give feel of good thunder

          Mayo from jar,
          As pickle relish

          Simplest rendition of a good tuna sandwich.
          Also gave add of flakes of dried onions
          and just a teaspoon of mashed potato flakes

          Try it. Might like it.

          Final outcome hinges on bread.

          1. Icy, sweet liquid gold
            bright, tart, lemony delight
            oh so refreshing to drink, to hold
            on a thick, humid summer night

            ...Not exactly about food, but it is consumable, lol.

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            1. re: LoBrauHouseFrau

              Gosh, I like that.

              Cold column of glass
              clinks cold with ice
              with sweetness with citrus

              Hefted in hand on hot summer evening
              Accolade to lemonade.