12 June 2015

Friday's Literary Feast

The Virago Book of Food:  The Joy of Eating

M. F. K. FISHER
1908 - 92

H  IS FOR HAPPY

Lone meals, which can be happy too, are perhaps the hardest to put on paper, with a drip of cyanide on their noses and a pin through their guts.  They are the fleetingest of the gastronomical butterflies.  I have known some.  We all have.  They are compounded in almost equal parts of peace, nostalgia, and good digestion, with sometimes an amenable touch of alcohol thrown in.  

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1 comment:

  1. Lone meal just going into the oven while I open the amenable bottle of wine.

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