November 06, 2007

GOURMANDíS PRAYER

Yellowtail snapper with citrus beurre blanc, filet
mignon in demi-glace cabernet, roast duck
garnished with mint-jellied peaches, angels
on horseback (dates stuffed with garlic cloves
wrapped in bacon and served in a hot honey-
pepper sauce), bananas foster, key lime pie,
dense, flourless chocolate cake drizzled
with a raspberry coulis, Lord, grant me the power
to well digest all that I have well eaten.

—Barbara Goldberg
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From The Royal Bakerís Daughter (forthcoming U. of Wisconsin Press, 2008)

Posted by dwaber at November 6, 2007 02:22 PM