snails and fiddlehead ferns

I’ve just strung these verbatim bits together from this amazing article, which is just full of potential poems. Putting ingredients together in new ways – what poetry is all about.

sea coriander and beach mustard
puffin eggs from Iceland
musk-ox meat
from Greenland

“People didn’t understand
what he was cooking. They wanted
foie gras. He gave them cloudberries.”

sea buckthorn, an orange berry with
outrageous tang
the buds of ramson flowers

“I didn’t come back to Denmark thinking,
I’m going to put a gel of a gel
of a gel on my monkfish liver while I whip
my guests with burning rosemary,” he said.

he and his team are working
on a new venison dish.
“We imagine ourselves
being the deer,” he said.
“What does it step on?”

His answer: snails
and fiddlehead ferns. “The flavors
will go together,” he said.

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3 thoughts on “snails and fiddlehead ferns

  1. Dave Bonta says:

    Great found poem, Nic.

  2. this is way cool. i am often inspired by similar sources. now i am off to read some pages in my tugboat book. thanks for this.

  3. Great to hear from you both. Just wondering now when I’ll next be in Copenhagen…

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