Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Smoked mozzarella from Joe's Dairy

I picked up a ball of smoked mozzarella at Joe's Dairy today. Mabel has been wanting to try it since we first went to Joe's last October.

The smoked mozzarella is so good to eat. It's a bit drier than the non-smoked, and it has a kind of skin around it. It tastes so good and simple. It's so satisfying. It tastes like it has been hanging in some person's chimney. And it somehow tastes like walking around outside in the winter except, of course, much warmer.
The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways.
Six o'clock.
The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
And now a gusty shower wraps
The grimy scraps
Of withered leaves about your feet
And newspapers from vacant lots;
The showers beat
On broken blinds and chimneypots,
And at the corner of the street
A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.
And then the lighting of the lamps.
from Preludes, Eliot

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