What makes a meal?

David Tanis
“What makes a meal?”
A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

As in music or poetry, a well-composed menu must have a pleasant sequence — something sprightly to begin, then a main course with more depth, and something refreshing to finish.

A sandwich, a pickle, an apple. It’s not quite the “pleasant sequence” but the number three does exert a kind of culinary magic.

And so for day 2889

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