My husband David is an excellent cook. He has some marvellous signature dishes and isn’t afraid to experiment when time allows. We love food from the Mediterranean, particularly Italian food for its freshness, rich flavours and colours.
The first time David tried his hand at one of my favourite Italian dishes, I was transported to the island of Burano, where we once sat under a parasol outside a restaurant for lunch. I had ordered a light salad but the aroma of David’s choice of aubergine parmigiana was impossible to resist.
When he prepared it for the first time for our evening meal, I caught the same scents as they drifted from the kitchen. How could he perform such magic? Parchment-coloured aubergine melted on my tongue with a savoury, earthy fleshiness, enhanced by the sweet-piquant tomato and green, peppery flavour of basil that burst sweet and aromatic in my mouth. As I twirled strings of savoury mozzarella on my fork, I relished the memory of sparkling water and romantic islands.
infused with summer essence
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Image found on gourmetaly.com
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: Yum!!!
This Monday, Toni would like to hear about the best meal, or one of the best meals, we ever had, not forgetting the seasonal haiku at the end.