Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Limitations of Local















The Limitations of Local

Chanterelles, yellow chandeliers in the wild,
have the look of brains as the butter
and balsamic vinegar sizzle on a new coat
of flavor. While we hunted for them
in the shadows of the Grand Traverse, we
found alpine strawberries smaller then the nail
on my ring finger. I recall the taste of the wild
mushrooms with shallots, clams, and linguini
to girls in Los Angles who thought the Milky
Way was a candy bar and never seen the spray
of stars. Of course, they were appalled we used
can clams and not fresh out of their beloved ocean.

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