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A Poem with a Taste Challenge

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Okay my friends…I was inspired by a poem I read yesterday that involved the tastes of a place.   And food brings about joyous memories with friends and families and those special people we love.  So, here’s my challenge:

Write a poem about the tastes of YOUR place…and then maybe include one of your favorite recipes…it can be from that place your wrote about, or one of your favorite recipes…I think it would be really cool to gather recipes of places from around the world….Then I can wake up and say things like, I’d like to travel to Austrailia today or Georgia, and pull a recipe out and be reminded of you!   Besides, my recipe box needs new tastes!   ENJOY!

JUST LEAVE YOUR LINK IN  YOUR COMMENTS SO WE CAN FIND YOU AND PING BACK HERE.  WE WON’T MAKE ONE LONG POEM ON THIS…IT WILL JUST BE LIKE A COOKBOOK AROUND THE WORLD.

Though I live in Idaho now…my strongest memories of taste are from Texas…

So, here’s my poem:

Random thoughts on the Flavors of Texas

I’ll tell you a

half dozen things about

the flavors of Texas.

The best bar-b-que ribs

and brisket you

ever did taste

because it’s grilled

in a brick fire pit

with Mesquite wood

and a homemade with a

vinegar/beer concoction.

Even Bill Miller’s

on a Texas corner can make

it almost like that.

Unlike Boise’s Dickey’s,

whose food tastes

cold and processed…

The sauce isn’t too bad though.

And Ahhhh…

the Mexican food

so close to the border

has its advantages.

Those Mexican mamas making masa.

Enchiladas made from real corn tortillas,

with joy from hands which love

to dish deliciousness and

make your tongue tingle with taste.

Now that’s Texas

a true taste corner.

And did I tell you

about Big Red,

bubble gum soda,

the flavor of childhood

and firemen’s picnics…

and Blue Bonnet icecream…

You can’t buy that here in Idaho,

a state

so lackluster in flavor.

Is it because the

borders are so far way?

or is it because I miss

The taste of home…

Even Idaho potatoes

tasted better in Texas

grilled with my daddy’s hand

for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Is it because my daddy

is a good cook?

Or do the potatoes

gain flavor

being trucked

all that distance?

I’m not dissing

on Idaho.

Perhaps, I’m just missing

the Flavors   of   Texas

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……….

HERE’s A LINK to KING RANCH CHICKEN so you can have your own taste of Texas.

Author: writingwingsforyou

Words are powerful and hold the keys to bring healing, play and joy, making life extrordinary. Words can also shift the world into a better place. I am a writer; a storyteller and a relatioship coach; buidling better relationships from the inside out so we can have more joy, communication and love in our lives. Let's explore! Let's create! . ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

14 thoughts on “A Poem with a Taste Challenge

  1. Now this is a fun idea. and King Ranch chicken is good stuff. I do blogs with recipes and foods, often times Southern cooking. I don’t write poems but I do wax poetic with the prose. It will be interesting to see what is sent to you. I wish I didn’t have midterms going on right now and so incredibly crazy busy…..

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  2. What a great idea! Very creative! 🙂

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    (My cell phone had a glitch, so your comment got caught. I hope you can come back when you have time)

    Okay my friends…I was inspired by a poem I read yesterday that involved the tastes of a place. And food brings about …
    Now this is a fun idea. and King Ranch chicken is good stuff. I do blogs with recipes and foods, often times Southern cooking. I don’t write poems but I do wax poetic with the prose. It will be interesting to see what is sent to you. I wish I didn’t have midterms going on right now and so incredibly crazy busy…..

    (p.s. You wax poetic very nicely…)

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  4. This is very creative, and good imagery on the foood!!! made my taste buds come alive 🙂

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  5. Thank you Neha! I’m hhoping someone will take me up on the challenge…..either on the poem or the recipe of their favorite tastes or both!

    I appreciate your stopping by and for the feedback. :0)

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  6. “Is it because the

    borders are so far way?

    or is it because I miss

    The taste of home…”

    I was moved – I felt that love inside your poem. The intimacy with which you described everything. From my far away home south of the Equator, we have predispositions to Texas. This poem moved me out of a place of prejudice. Thank you.

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    • Hello Mikhaela. Thanks for your most candid response. I’m glad you felt love inside my poem
      because that is how it felt. And to know that it moved you, humbles me.
      I had stinky internet, so I didn’t get to see your comment.
      Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will visit again, as I will visit you!

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  8. Reblogged this on writingwingsforyou and commented:

    Let’s try this again! I think this would be super awesome to read your poetry and see your culinary talents…or at least through a family recipe in. We poets are usually creative in more than one area.

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