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"Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl
And, scarce suspected, animate the whole."

Sydney Smith

Posted by Caine


Craft says:

An onion quote! Wonderful!

25th Jun 2009, 19:50

Caine says:

With all the wonderful quotations which abound, it's probably a bit silly this is one of my all time favourites. I've been waiting a while to use it. :D

Winter Salad

Two large potatoes, passed through kitchen sieve,

Unwonted softness to the salad give;

Of mordant mustard add a single spoon Distrust the condiment which bites too soon;

But deem it not, though made of herbs, a fault

To add a double quantity of salt;

Three times the spoon with oil of Lucca crown,

And once with vinegar procured from town.

True flavor needs it, and your poet begs

The pounded yellow of two well-boiled eggs.

Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl,

And, half-suspected, animate the whole;

And lastly, on the favored compound toss

A magic tea-spoon of anchovy sauce.

Then, though green turtle fail, though venison 's tough,

Though ham and turkey are not boiled enough,

Serenely full, the epicure shall say,

"Fate can not harm me - I have dined to day."

-Sydney Smith

25th Jun 2009, 20:08

Craft says:

Wonderful! Yet more wacky than the language of fruit.... I love it.

25th Jun 2009, 20:43

Caine says:

It makes a tasty enough salad. :D

*Thanks for the hl!

25th Jun 2009, 21:19

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