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a cooking poem for big tent poetry

January 22, 2011



Something light for this week’s Big Tent Poetry prompt. It’s nothing profound or weighty, but it is (1) a full-length piece, which I have been coveting, (2) based on one of the BTP prompts, which I have been shirking and (3) showcasing the little known kitchen sport of “quarreling with noodles” (what is that?). Anyway! Go see what others wrote, too.

  1. January 22, 2011 1:48 pm

    I don’t cook so I didn’t understand much of this, but it made me hungry. Has a nice rhythm that carries it along. Maybe it needs footnotes for people like me?

  2. January 22, 2011 2:03 pm

    This reads like a recipe for life, as much as anything else. I take so much from this, but it leaves me with a warm feeling inside. I quite like this.

  3. January 22, 2011 2:06 pm

    Wonderful advice, although the science of yeast has always intimidated me. :0)

  4. January 22, 2011 2:55 pm

    This is so cute…I thought I detected a little cheekiness in it…something along the lines of a rule breaker telling the rules but a little tongue in cheek so to speak!

  5. January 22, 2011 3:16 pm

    no kale smoothies for me! i love the fold line. i have an aversion to folding. i always think, “really? who will know the difference?” you can see where my bucking the system has gotten me!

    i still think we should have an icarly type show where we cook and be fabulous!

  6. January 22, 2011 4:08 pm

    I like the layers of this piece – like a fine baklava it adds life to perfection.

  7. January 22, 2011 4:32 pm

    All good, but ‘Never cook with wine you wouldn’t drink‘ is my fave line. Amen, sister.

  8. January 22, 2011 5:07 pm

    Oh, fabulous! Measured, well constructed, more meaningful than first realised and a joy to read! Very nice!

  9. January 22, 2011 6:46 pm

    thank you, everyone. i am pretty unhappy with it. it’s not my voice. she’s missing in this one. 😦

  10. January 23, 2011 12:41 pm

    Very quirky and clever… I like it, Carolee!

  11. January 23, 2011 10:40 pm

    Clever- I love to yell at my food while I am cooking – noodles, beware!

  12. January 24, 2011 7:17 am

    Very clever!

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