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Acrostic Eating Food

Wizardry

#Discover Prompts #Food #Dish

6th April 2020

While i was busy sketching away

in the kitchen, dad was busy

zipping around with tomatoes and beef

and carrots and onion, creating a wonderful dish, based

round the pasta shells that were

dancing away in boiling water, and a little olive oil

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Acrostic Christmas Festive Food Memories

Bubble and Squeak

#fowc #food #christmas #leftovers

Salford, 26th December 2019

By the time the pans were in the sink

undertakings of the Christmas leftovers were being sorted out

bird of the day stripped down to its carcass and

boxed up – and placed in the refridgerator

like the vegetables left behind from the feast

everyone knew what was for tomorrows dinner

Sizzle – went the pan – as meat and vegetables combined

quickly in motion with the aid of a bit of oil and butter

unlike the meal before it – this had a flavour all of its own

encompassing all its ingredients and perhaps one or two more

as the smell of the concoction – drifted on the cold winter air – leaving the

kitchen and wafting under the noses of everyone nearby

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Food Poetry

Noodles

Salford, 23rd February 2019

They could be mistaken for spaghetti

but these wiggly worms are made of sterner stuff

egg yellow gives you a clue of their content

clumped together in a group they drop

into steaming water – with a drop of oil

they swim around till they soften

till they’re joined by the meat and the veg –

cooking away in another pan

and then coated in sticky, sweet and savory sauce

ready for serving to all and sundry

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Food Poetry

Meat pie

They lined up down the street

For a chance they got one

The kids on the grapevine

Whispering the news

The meat pies are in

The boys from baxendale

Made young men smile

As a waft of meat

Travelled from the chip shop

The meat pies were in

And wrapped up with chips

And a dash of chip shop vinegar

Young lads would follow their dads

Delivering Friday nights tea

The meat pies were in

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Acrostic Food Poetry

Hidden chillis

Hiding in plain sight on your pizza

Innocent looking vegetable, scattered among the pepperoni

Divided by red onion and tomatoes, that ain’t no sweet pepper!

Devilish kick, and a rise in heat

Encapsulating the tongue

No wonder you’re sweating.

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Food Poetry

Calzone

Salford 13th April 2018

Bella Italia , Lowry outlet mall, Salford Quays

Take a pizza base

Make it nice and thick

Cover it in the richest tomatoes

You can lay your hands on

Red bell peppers and juicy onions

add meats of your choosing

Or even more veg

Throw in a little pesto if you wish

But don’t forget the cheese

Fold it up like a Cornish pastie

And let it catch a Neapolitan tan

Before cracking open it’s golden crust as

treasures are uncovered and steam released

Releasing the tasty fillings that lie inside

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Christmas Food Poetry

Bubble and Squeak

Salford, 29th December 2017

I knew it was coming – the creation of a masterpiece.

something from the remains of the Christmas feast – to warm everybody up

chef using concoctions to heighten the flavour of the dish

in first went the potatoes (roast and boiled), and then the onion – accompanied by a drop of oil.

then went the parnsip, turnip and swede.  followed by the carrots

the meat from the leftovers cubed and joined in the heat by a stock cube

and as you listened to the pan – the contents started to bubble

half way there – and with the turn of the veg – it started to speak

squeaking away with a sizzle

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Food Poetry

Spicy

Spicy

Sourced from around the world

picked from the best places of the east

infusing meat and vegetables with

colours smells and flavours that bring an extra special something,creating a dish to bring your tastebuds some attention

yelling out the message – “This dish is tasty!”

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Cooking Food Fruit Poetry

Burnt Orange

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #BurntOrange

I’ve never got my head around this

from Lancashire to Yorkshire, from Spain to Greece

I’d sit in amusement

as master chefs who made the grade,

cooking food as a show,  Practicing their trade

toasting a poor citrus slice – within an inch of its life

(and occasionally catching the chef – causing strife)

presented with fish or meat with salad on wood –

it never really tasted how it should

the foodanistas would praise it constantly on the net

but do the same things at home – No – i’d bet

instead they post a falsehood on twitter

as burnt citrus isn’t tasty – it’s really quite bitter!

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Acrostic Food

Zingy!

Zing!

Zesty yellow lemons 🍋

infuse a certain something, when

navigating the crispy coating of a cod or plaice

got to admit .. its fresh in flavour,

yes .. I will have some more!

zingy red chilli 🌶

is just the thing, when bringing out the flavour of 🍖

Note though, add too much and you can ruin a dish.

great Scott!  It brings the heat to a 🍛

yet without it, they always seem tame