Terroir

Anthony Bourdain taught us to eat
boldly, with humility, and humanity –
savor the cheeks, the eyes,
the bits we can’t surmise.

This space. This time, this place,
these courses fired upon our souls.
A toast to the kitchen, folx:
Family Meal is universal.

 


It’s Ace Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poet’s Pub:  44 words, no more, no less (excluding the title,) in a poem that incorporates “ace” somewhere, somehow.

I’m also attempting a second go at Na/GloPoWriMo’s Day Eight prompt:  incorporate occupational lingo into your poem.

19 thoughts on “Terroir

    1. Thank you, Jane – he was a chef, once with a high end restaurant, more famously for his TV show where he highlighted the communality of sharing food across the world.

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      1. We seem to be favouring keeping food miles down nowadays and eating local grown produce in the right season. Personally, if I never eat another banana in my life I won’t be too upset 🙂

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      2. I’d miss bananas, but I also try to eat locally and seasonally. Bourdain would likely agree – his mantra was if you want to understand a place, eat the family cooking grown and made there.

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