Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell. The quote was is by Bob Spitz for B about Julia Child’sand her cooking for the A to Z Challenge.
“The cooking was invigorating, joyous. For Julia, the cooking fulfilled the promises that Le Cordon Bleu had made but never kept. Where Le Cordon Bleu always remained rooted in the dogma of French cuisine, Julia strove to infuse its rigors with new possibilities and pleasures. It must have felt liberating for her to deconstruct Carême and Escoffier, respecting the traditions and technique while correcting the oversight. “To her,” as a noted food writer indicated, “French culinary tradition was a frontier, not a religion.” If a legendary recipe could be improved upon, then let the gods beware.”
― Bob Spitz, Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Recipes we shared,
How to make it through the day;
Standing up for those–
Requiring a healing—
Touch: letting yourself let go.
Is there a recipe,
A formulation for life?
Brown sugar, eggs, vanilla.
Soda or powder to rise.
Bakings a pastime,
In the kitchen with great-grandma,
Then with my grandma.
Later baking confections,
With my Mom and her methods.
One starts to know what,
Each person loves best,
Correctly; knowing —
Small portions grow bigger; the —
Scent of cinnamon inhaled.
On some occasions,
A person needs to bake sweet cookies.
During the holidays with,
Rich chocolate icing too.
Baking has taught me,
Life’s no slice of mouth-watering —
Chocolate cake, but there —
Are times when a recipe,
Is what gets you through.
A wretched day can be healed.
There’s a tomorrow,
Chocolate means it’s looking up,
One more day you can get through.
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