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Poetry

Taste

I

Bitter, Salty, Sweet or Sour

Sensations landing on your tastebuds

What is that wonderful fruity flavour

It’s on the tip of your tongue

but you haven’t said it yet

II

Raspberry Jacket and Banana Shirt

with trousers and shoes to match

maybe it’s the height of fashion in the magazines

certainly makes you talk of the town on the shopping run

III

Country or Town

Suburbia or out in the sticks?

Cottage, Terrace, Mansion or Shed ?

Choice of Home – is down to you

but it’s not everybody’s cup of tea

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Poetry

Orchestrate

#Wordpress Prompts #Orchestrate

10th April 2020

The pan – the arena

for potatoes carrots and cabbage

to star in a theatrical number with the humble tomato

dancing around in a pool of delicious stock

releasing flavours and aromas into the air

stock cubes and herbs await stage left

but their arrival has to be timed right

as the vegetables dance and dive around

developing taste in the pan

when all is ready – the final act….

diving headlong into the porcelain soup dish

where a brown bread cob is waiting.

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Food Poetry

Brambles

Born on a spikey berry bush

Purple / pink fruit bursting with flavour

bursting with juice – pressed to the touch

cooked down in a pan – to a tasty mush

turned into jelly – a taste to savour

spread over bread – or sometimes toast

kids enjoy the tastes so much

Breakfast time they enjoy them the most

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Poetry

Skittles

20th July 2018

#Sweets #Fruit #Poetry

 

A Food acrostic – not to be confused with the game you throw a ball at 🙂

 

Sealed up in the big plastic bag

Kept in your travel case

Is a multitude of flavour – A rainbow of taste

Tastebuds tingle, at the very

Thought of flavours

Like Lemon, strawberry, Lime, Orange and Blackcurrant

Each little sweet, exploding with flavour

Sensational

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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 Poetry

Sated

Salford 28th November 2016

Sated

it Started with the cherry patterned plate

All covered with various little oriental delights

Then, came the main course – noodles in an oriental sauce, meats and veg

Every mouthful , a different explosion of taste

A Delightful meal – full of colour, aroma and flavour

Result : Hunger Sated.

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Food Poetry

zingy! (Sweet n sour)

Zing!

i don’t know what it is…

but theres summat in that there chicken and rice

that gives it a special kind of Zing

with each mouthful , senses bring the dish to life

aromas, sweet, peppery and sour

drift up the nose as if to say. I m so Zesty

aromas of spice chicken, pepper and pineapple

tickle the tastebuds as spoon delivers each tasty mouthful

waking them up with a message from the dish

I’m So Zingy, enjoy!