Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Simmering Bones

Fig.1. The late Marcella Hazan

Simmering Bones
Cook your Bones in a Soul Kitchen.
Close the page scented cookbook.
Feel the food,
Touch the sizzle.
Smell the animal's cries,
and don't blame the onion for that boil in your eyes.
Let no decorative plate ever taste as fine,
than that of the fruit's forbidden intent to preserve and keep us alive.
A celebrity pot who smiles and stirs for a stain of glitter,
Will never equal the grandmother whose soul rose, in time, between simmers.

Fig.1. Culinary manifesto of renaissance cook, Bartolomeo Scappi.

Fig.2. The death of Francois Vatel, cook to Louis the 14th.