CULINARY CONNIVANCES

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“This  bitter,  green  fruit  soaked  in  brine  


is  palatable,  but  I  wish  


to  make  the  flavor  more  divine  


by  stuffing  in  some  oily  fish.”    


 


“That  thistle  up  there  on  the  hill,  


though  spiny-­‐sharp  and  armor-­‐tough,  


might  prove  to  be  delectable,  


if  it  were  just  boiled  enough.”    


 


Who  first  made  such  discoveries?  


Were  they  intended  to  be  jokes  –    


the  olives  stuffed  with  anchovies  


and  boiled  hearts  of  artichokes?    


 


Though  I  think  they  are  delicious,  


their  origins  seem  pernicious.

Created: Apr 18, 2014

Tags: poetry, metered, food

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