Nola Studiola Question Four: What fruit and what vegetable each deserve a week-long celebration? Please explain.
I love plums. We read William Carlos Williams’s “Icebox Plums” at our wedding. Plums are a difficult fruit, so rarely perfect, but when they are, all is right in the world. And I like that they keep you wanting, searching for the next.
Artichokes would have to be the vegetable. Also difficult but in a different way. You have to get past its thistles, and cut and trim, and it’s not easy to cook. I like a vegetable that makes you work hard for its gifts.
This Is Just To Say
|by William Carlos Williams|
I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold