Food Poem Fridays: The Best of Both

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Every Friday, we’re mixing things up with a different kind of food writing. More specifically, food poetry to be read slowly, over your morning coffee. This week: tomatoes. 

Coming hand in hand with tomato season is a tomato dilemma: what to do with them all? At the office, we’re partial to just a drizzle of olive oil and a bit of salt, but that’s because we hardly have the patience to wait any longer to eat them. The walk back from the market is about all we can usually stand. 

Our latest food poem, published in Alimentum, muses on this summertime dilemma. If you want a poetic solution, this one is for you. 

The Best of Both by Nancy Vienneau


Tags: what we're reading, alimentum, food poem fridays, poetry, tomatoes

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over 2 years ago SaritaTX

Suggestion for next week:

Roses are red.
Bacon is red.
Poems are hard.

I believe that was Shakespeare.


over 2 years ago LauriL

Salvatingley wonderful poem!!


over 2 years ago Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

Doesn't it make you hungry??


over 2 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Well, stone fruit is in season, so from T.S. Elliot's "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock":


I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.>>