Fall 2013 (Vol. 1 / Hungry Wednesdays / Online Issues

Literally Delicious


Literally Delicious

Hungry Wednesday | The Homecoming Issue
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Settling back into the familiar creases of the library sofa chairs this week might be a little difficult with the all-too-recent memories of gravy-laden potatoes, hoards of turkey breast, and mountains of creamed vegetables towering in your mind.  Yes, you’re not the only one fantasizing about food: plenty of writers have been for years — and we do every day! So for this edition of Hungry Wednesday, let us give you a break from your hectic week, and bring you to a world of ripe, juicy fruits, endless plates of pasta, and piquant caviar. Give yourself a study break, drift away from the frenzy of your last lectures and looming course evaluations, and enjoy a few moments of indulgence.

We begin with a short and sweet ode to Italian food by childhood favorite Shel Silverstein. See if you can resist the urge to abandon study for a bowl of pasta at V&T’s!

Italian Food

“Oh, how I love Italian food.

I eat it all the time,

Not just ’cause how good it tastes

But ’cause how good it rhymes.

Minestrone, cannelloni,

Macaroni, rigatoni,

Spaghettini, scallopini,

Escarole, braciole,

Insalata, cremolata, manicotti,

Marinara, carbonara,

Shrimp francese, Bolognese,

Ravioli, mostaccioli,

Mozzarella, tagliatelle,

Fried zucchini, rollatini,

Fettuccine, green linguine,

Tortellini, Tetrazzini,

Oops—I think I split my jeani.”

William Carlos Williams’ famous verses about plums are something many of us here at Culinarian can identify with as we sit in the library, dreaming of heaven.  No, not clouds and angels: sunny days and cold, ripe fruits.

This is Just to Say

“I have eaten

the plums

that were in

the icebox

and which

you were probably


for breakfast

Forgive me

they were delicious

so sweet

and so cold”

But if your version of heaven is somewhat less simple, and somewhat more expensive, Williams also has something for you in his short “For Viola: De Gustibus”.

“Beloved you are

Caviar of Caviar

Of all I love you best

O my Japanese bird nest

No herring from Norway

Can touch you for flavor. Nay

Pimento itself

is flat as an empty shelf

When compared to your piquancy

O quince of my despondency.”

Thanks to our photographer of the week, Hannah Park, for her gorgeous eye caviar.  Now go write that 15-page paper!
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