Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ah ~ Caprese!

Write a free form poem, no more than 20 lines, about the best food you ever ate. 


Caprese how do I love thee
let me count the ways/cities:
first time, Chicago
the combo of tomatoes, basil, olive oil, mozzarella, fresh pepper and balsamic ~ I was hooked
years passed ~ ordered my fave 'round the world 
St. Louis, Minneapolis, DC, Atlanta, Denver, San Fran, NYC London, Paris, Sydney, tiny towns, small hamlets 
so many cities, so many variations on the
Caprese theme I lost count
just when I thought I had experienced every possible rendering ~ 2016, Florence Italy
no comparisons, no competition
 hands down I had consumed the all-time
gold medal winning Caprese
perhaps it was the city itself, the dashing waiter who served me, the Chianti ~ no matter
guess what I'm having for
dinner this evening  
you don't have to guess you know

For the Toads


  1. Oh, I love this!! Wonderful makes my mouth water!!

  2. summer tomatoes - and this is such a good dish. Italy? Oh yes.

  3. Dearest Helen,
    That makes us soul sisters as I had it too before dinner. LOVE the soft mozzarella and the little cherrie tomatoes make it so special. Basil can have so many different tastes as well and no doubt, one has to be in the mood for it!
    Sending you hugs,