Mid-August Lunch 2017

Yeah, I know it’s nearly October…

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Bon appetit

but I can reminisce.

This is my nod to what it takes to prepare a nice lunch during the high noon days of August.  I harken back to the wonderful film MID-AUGUST LUNCH, directed by Gianni Di Gregorio, where the middle-aged Italian protagonist is charged with the take care of a coterie of elderly ladies while everyone splits town––among them his and the landlord’s mother.

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Batter up

The preparation of his piece de resistance lunch is joyful to watch––slapdash ingenuity, charming weaseling and expert cuisine d’art all in one afternoon.

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Buckwheat!

My lunch, on the other hand, was contingent on what I had in the fridge and pantry: soba noodles, zucchini, and left-over tofu stew.

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Palatable

I know it looks like I was expecting company, but alas I was toute seule.

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Cukes alors!

And I ate it outside in the midday sun…

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Big bite!

just like Noel Coward’s mad dogs and Englishmen might.

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