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Sunday, 26 April 2009

What particularly do you love in foods?

Excerpt from Christina Rossetti’s poem Goblin Market.

Morning and Evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
‘Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
Apples and quinces,
Lemons and oranges,
Plump unpecked cherries,
Melons and raspberries,
Bloom-down-cheeked peaches,
Swart-headed mulberries,
Wild free-born cranberries,
Crab-apples, dewberries,
Pine-apples, blackberries,
Apricots, strawberries:-
All ripe together
In summer weather, -
Morns that pass by,
Fair eves that fly:
Come buy, come buy:
Our grapes fresh from the vine,
Pomegranates full and fine,
Dates and sharp bullaces,
Rare pears and greengages,
Damsons and bilberries,
Taste them and try:
Currants and gooseberries,
Bright-fire-like barberries,
Figs to fill your mouth,
Citrons from the South,
Sweet to tongue, and sound to eye,
Come buy, come buy’

Re-reading this classic poem by Christina Rossetti I am inspired today to consider a few of my favourite foods and to share these with you all.

I love most olives, marinated and plain.
I love mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and fresh basil leaves.
I love black pudding and roast potatoes in rosemary.
I love the smell and taste of roast chicken.
I love roast leg of lamb and fresh minted new potatoes with garden peas.
I love Yorkshire pudding and Bakewell pudding too.
I love cured sausage from the South of France. That musty smell has me drooling.
I love creamy brie and most other cheeses.
I love the taste of a crisp apple.
I love tarte citron.
I love a fresh salad.
I love vine tomatoes, crisp celery and spring onions, all dipped in salt.

What particularly do you love in foods?


StGeorgeOfEngland said...

My list is;

Anything without garlic! Hehe.


Phil Lowe said...

Poor Guy, maybe sometime I'll do a post just about garlic to cure you of your revulsion of the bulbs.:0)

StGeorgeOfEngland said...

People have tried before. I have an aversion to the stuff like you would never believe.
Even the strong smell of it turns my stomach.
I also have a bad reaction to churches, bibles, holy water and a stake through the heart. Are we seeing a pattern here? Hehe.
Ok, I made the last bit up............................ or did I? *crawls back into coffin to avoid daylight*

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bea said...

My mums just baked cheese scones.
Those small lemon tarts from a bakers in Paris.
Tangy Greek salad with lots of lemon to squeeze.
Mushy Pease in the Victoria Center.
Peanut butter Kit-kats.
Pitta bread stuffed with falafel and salad.
Bright yellow marzipan.
Cold radishes dipped in sea salt with a bit of cold salty butter on the end.