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let us now praise famous foods [Jul. 19th, 2008|12:21 am]
The American Caliban
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Consider the onion;
Mother of a thousand thousand meals
How can word or thought encompass
All its power and beauty?

Just give thanks and eat.
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From: besskeloid
2008-07-19 02:08 pm (UTC)
Eat an onion? Are you pregnant?
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2008-07-19 04:03 pm (UTC)
I hated onions so much until I was about 29 that I used to say i was allergic to them so that there would be no accidental stray onion on my dinner plate. Recently, I have started making my own curries and thus, a beautiful friendship (Mmmmm, friends) has begun. I still don't go for raw white onion but I love some sauteed yellow or fresh red. I can't believe I snubbed them for so long.
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2008-07-19 04:26 pm (UTC)
homph homph genus Allium
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From: dreamyshade
2008-07-19 05:37 pm (UTC)
Onion,
luminous flask,
your beauty formed
petal by petal,
crystal scales expanded you
and in the secrecy of the dark earth
your belly grew round with dew.
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