Friday, June 14, 2013

the poetry of food

don't read this blog post on an empty stomach!

"Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, / to the unknown, / and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed" 
~AR Ammons

On our pilgrimage last month, one thing became very evident to me--something I long suspected about France, but had to verify with my own eyes... er, mouth! 

The French make food beautiful

Whether breads--sweets--or sit down meals, astounding beauty surrounded us every single day.

Even a simple croque-monsieur--a grilled ham and cheese sandwich--ordered at a bar, was served with care and beauty!