Your Preoccupation with Food
Posted 04 February 2003 - 10:02 AM
Posted 04 February 2003 - 12:10 PM
Why this is about food is another part of the equation. One of things you have to understand about me is that I really am a natural home body and the activities that are attendant to that loom large for me. The only nonfood book I've written is called HOME BODY and is a collection of essays about parts of the house: door knobs, floors, bathtubs, electric lights, etc. I find the simplest of dishes awash with meaning and take great pleasure teasing it out. I once devoted a whole issue of Simple Cooking to toast, and I've had to restrain myself from devoting another one to the pleasures of a glass of water. Maybe for my last bow.
Posted 09 February 2003 - 10:06 AM
One of my favorite kids' books -- now, sadly OOP, I'm betting -- is called "The Search for Delicious," in which the king has sent all his knights and ministers far and wide in a quest for the most delicious thing in the entire world. They bring back all kinds exotica, but when drought strikes the kingdom, a Wise Old Woman points out that, in fact, "delicious is water."
I've had to restrain myself from devoting another one to the pleasures of a glass of water.