Sunday, July 11, 2010

Secret Recipe for Lemon Tart


Here it is, the recipe you asked for!


Creation of a Lemon Tart

It began with an egg.
And then an ovary of eggs.
Each one in turn dashed
itself on the altar
(what a mess!), offering
to become part of the
greater good: A lake
of clear slime with stratums
of yellow yolk.

Sugar dived in, nectar
of the gods to sweeten
the primordial ooze
(carbohydrate heaven!)
Yin and yang commanded
sour soften sweet
and so lemons poured
out their juices
sacrificing themselves
to the protoplasmic mass.

Butter next, melted gently
slid into this biological soup
swimming with eddies
of sweet-sour protein
making amoebas.

Then cream creamed
the crop, the nucleus
that rocked it all
with an explosion of
higher life. The gods
loved it.
They slurped it up.
It was the greatest creation
the earth had ever seen.
For this,
I will never leave you.

13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

after your reaction to it, i am almost scared to make it...lol. wonderfully rendered chris...smiles.

the walking man said...

It is damn near blasphemous to make something that good and not share it for real with everyone who reads here.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

mmmmmm sweet!

TechnoBabe said...

What a tease. I thought you would be serving samples.

Magpie said...

You did a wonderful job on the "creation" of this tart!!!
I'm hungry - you're not playing fair. :)

Dianne said...

how can we turn creation, and passion and food and sex and words into extacy? (damn I wish spell-check worked in the comment section)

Enchanted Oak said...

Dear ones... I asked my Joe for his recipe and here's what he said: "The curd takes eight eggs, a pound and a half of sugar... Ummm....half a pound of butter, and a cup and a half of fresh lemon juice. The double crust takes flour, butter, and cream. I gotta go."
The details are fuzzy because he makes these at the Culinary School by instinct. Sorry to be unspecific. You can find recipes online but check out the photo first to see if it's a nice thick curd.

Kim A. said...

A recipe that is as lovely to read as the tart is to eat!

♥namaste♥

lakeviewer said...

How fun! And to immortalize the recipe so!

Syd said...

Nice Chris. You did a masterful job.

Birdie said...

Chris, this is the best recipe ever! That is just fantastic. I hope you won't mind me sharing that with my friends :-) the poetic ones of course ;-)

Woman in a Window said...

Ha! Nicely done, Chris. And I only have one eye squinting with tart.:)

xo
erin

Dream's Scribe said...

I love this!!!!! Thank you for sharing! Perfect description!!

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