Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rural Recipe

Out here in Oklahoma
We have learned to improvise.
The recipes of fancy chefs
We serve in slight disguise.

I've never seen tamari
In my local grocery store.
(And even if I found some,
I don't know what it is for.)

When they want capers, goat cheese
Watercress and coarse-ground wheat,
I just buy bacon, cheddar, flour
Lettuce...and I cheat.

I come up with a meal
That tastes...almost, but
Oh, not quite...
Just like the recipe I found
And thought I'd make tonight.


Denise Moncrief said...

Love the poem. I'm right there with you. I'm a plain jane cook. But nobody in my house starves.

Tumblewords: said...

How clever you are! I love this poem - it sings with truth and fun!

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

LOL. I once did a grocery scanning system installation in a store that served a tiny rural community here in Texas. The store's offerings would've yielded exactly the sort of recipe you describe!

anthonynorth said...

That looks good. Now, where's my dinner?

Tammy Brierly said...

I can soooo relate because I live in the mountains. A delightful poem!

Understanding Alice said...

ah now i bow to any cook that can sucessfully improvise!

Dee Martin said...

Girl that is not just Oklahoma :) I DO love what you did with this - and what the heck is tamari?

Chapter Forty said...

Inventive cooking and writing

Lisa said...

Wonderful poem!