What is art?
Jimmy, the boyfriend of Robin at Caviar and Codfish, a really good food blog, has it figured out. He has a competition going: post your own poem about food in the comments and win an exotic piece of cookware.
By posting your own food poem in the comments section (any length, any form) you might just win yourself a ScanPan! You can also submit an unusual but successful egg recipe — quiche, frittata, scramble, whatever (not all cooks fancy themselves poets, after all, and everyone should have a shot). Robin and I will choose our favorite poems and recipes, aiming for a total of five entries (though we might include more if it’s close); then — because poems and recipes are in many ways subjective and because we’ll surely know some of the contestants — we’ll use the random number generator to pick the winner.
So that’s the secret of choosing good poetry–it’s totally random.
My favorite poem so far (written by “Jeremy”) is:
Herbs cook quickly in a wok.
It’s not only Chinese — how fast
…although someone has posted the witches’ chant from Macbeth. All I can say is “Cheaters don’t win, and winners don’t cheat”.
The deadline is midnight Tuesday, so now you’ve got something productive to do during Monday’s holiday and Tuesday’s inauguration.
UPDATE: Comments at Caviar and Codfish are now closed, but I’ll be watching with great interest for the winning poem.