Lens-Artists PC & Day 15: Viciously delicious

It would be a pleasure to feed you tonight but Paris is burning and the mood is sour. Still, I’ll try.

Coming up, plenty of goodies in images for Patti who called “delicious” for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, but first – let’s call it a dramuscule, a poem compiled from sentences about food that various people, including me, have uttered in the course of my life, starting early.

Oh, also, it’s half time in NaPoWriMo. It’s been a pleasure taking part and reading others. Let’s roll into the second half.

For tomorrow I’m planning a bit of a recap and the announcement of my favourite participants. Something you don’t know about me yet: I’m keeping track.

Challenge 15: “Write your own dramatic monologue. … Try to create a sort of specific voice or character that can act as the ‘speaker’ of your poem, and that could be acted by someone reciting the poem.”

For this we will need approximately ten voices.

Viciously Delicious

“Here is your granddaughter,
fatten her up a bit.”

“What would you like for dinner?”
“Same again, grandma.”

“Ohh, aren’t you cute,
such a healthy, fat child!”

“One does not speak with one’s mouth full.”

“How do you mean, you don’t like tomatoes?”

“You are playing with your food,
while in Africa black babies are starving.” *

“What did you have for lunch?”
“I don’t know.” **

“What would you like for dessert?
We have cake, panna cotta, pie, crostata.”
“Yes, please.” ***

“What would you like for dinner: pasta or meat?”

“Would you like some more?”

“Take another piece.”

“Have some more.”

“What would you like to eat when you come home?”

“What did we say for dinner?”

*    My words to my sister when little. I was terrible.
**  My uncle's usual response to this question.
      He is the leanest in our family despite all the beer.
*** My father's usual response to the list of desserts. 

Here is the last year or so in food photos from here and there, Italy and Slovenia, as is my habit. Buon appetito and have a delicious time.

If you want even more goodies, here are four food photo compilations from previous blogs:

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Patti of pilotfishblog.com: Delicious

and for Day 15 of NaPoWriMo



  1. Those food photos! Omg!! I’m dying over here. It all looks delish but especially the zucchini and artichoke salad. Share the recipe?
    Likes aren’t working for me on WordPress – it seems to be an issue for many. Wish they’d fix it.

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! 🙂 Ah, not good to hear about the likes. I didn’t notice any change. I’ve been leaving plenty of likes on poetry, I hope you all are getting them! Zucchini are in oil separately, in the bowl is just the artichoke salad. Amore’s father made it for the first time, he found the recipe online. It’s quite basic: raw artichokes, parsley, olives, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, I’d say. Maybe garlic, if you like. Buon appetito!

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  2. *stands with face pressed to screen like a kid outside the candy shop*

    All if it! …the oysters and your sweet! Excellent capture! And the food! All of it! What is the rummy thing on the plate with the knife? Is it a sweer dessert with rum? And the raw artichoke and zucchini salad. I would like that recipe, please 🙂

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    1. Heheh, a nice response, sly. Step right in! Indeed, that’s rum and sugar, not much else. Amore’s father found the recipe online, it was the first time he made this. (As I said, zucchini are on the plate next to the artichoke salad. Two different dishes.) Thank you for the candy shop visual! 😀


    1. Oh, you’re very welcome! 🙂 As you see, I didn’t use the skillet because I didn’t have one. That’s why I left it in the oven a bit too long, I think. The rest – just perfect! Oh, I didn’t have this special cocoa they mention neither unsalted butter. I used both regular and it was just fine.


      1. It looks like lamb or maybe pork there. I love both in stews. Okay, since we’re being honest there’s a saying in my family about me that my Mom’s cousin started when I was 9 that goes, ” Deborah will eat anything that doesn’t eat her first”!
        It’s an accurate description when it comes to food. 😁

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  3. Thank goodness I looked at this just after lunch – or I would have gained a few pounds for sure. So many new ways to try food – I’ve never seen anything as fantastic as the zuppa inglese in England – which reminds me, I only had an orange for dessert…

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