Monday, July 9, 2012

Annals of fruit, continued


Love the one you're with, they say. We are with plantains. Slowly the other foodstuffs fall away. The pasta, the rice, even. Bread is long gone, with the oven broken. Leaving us with yautia, yucca, purple tubers, yellow and white tubers, hairy and misshapen in their bins, embraced by the locals. We are being drawn inexorably into a different orbit, in which our ways change. Habit gets shucked off. Eating fried plantains for breakfast because there is really nothing else around--this feels almost like a small, individual revolution, a little mental breakthrough. Not to overstate the case. But what next? What other new thoughts are going to wedge their way into our consciousness, and soon?

4 comments:

Monique said...

I adore plantains. Have you ever made a chimichurri sauce? it makes a great marinade for all sorts of foods, or just as a dip for fried (or baked) plantain chips. Btw, I've loved reading the blog and seeing what you guys are up to down there.

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CLANK said...

Mo--talk to me about this chimichirri sauce!!!

CLANK said...

Er, chimichurri. You know what I mean!