Tuesday 24 June 2008
Vignettes from a Wedding: In Praise of Machinery
Being a Luddite with respect to certain aspects of everyday living has its advantages most of the time. Except when preparing food for a wedding, albeit a small one, by one's self. (Which is not entirely true, as the bride's family generously took care of the meat (obviously), and I had a lot of help with many different wedding prep tasks.) However, most of the food was made (in excess, Mr. S. notes) by myself. Hence, here is my ode to modern-day machinery:
Oh food processor,
How I love thy swirling blades.
Thy carbon footprint may be
a giant amongst small counter-top appliances,
But thy usefulness endears you
Deeply to my heart.
Your raucous caw
Will never compare
to the sweet zen of the grater.
When your siren call fills the kitchen air,
It gives me shivers of delight.
I don't think that one will end up on a quilt.....tea towel maybe? ;-)