The sign read “Wanton Soup,” clearly misspelled, Inviting one for dumplings served in broth. I must confess my appetite was quelled Imagining the culinary froth That would be violent soup, like cruelty, Assembled with malicious unconcern, Or lewd and lawless soup whose novelty Entices all to taste and end up burned. And yet such soup … Continue reading August 10: In the Soup
O jammed genoise whose silken chocolate coat Breaks crisply and then melts upon the tongue And radiating warmth all down the throat, For decades has your loveliness been sung; The Jaffa Cake, throughout the world renowned, Almost fell victim to its own success- Initially, a tax tribunal found The cakes were biscuits, but there was … Continue reading June 18: Take the Cake
A steaming robin's egg with noodles filled, With scallion green and ginger red bedecked, And brown with brine, a treasure chest that spilled, Whose rich surroundings with its gold are flecked. Aside, the humble offering of pork Infuses all the contents of the bowl. One dare not denigrate it with a fork; But gently nibbled, … Continue reading January 22: Beautiful, Beautiful Soup!