An Ode to Food Saffron rarer than a harvest moon. French silk pie you have to eat with a spoon. Carnitas street tacos that are all the rage. Lobster bisque and strip steak fillets. Latte-flavored Oreos and bacon mac and cheese. Succulent apples that fall right off the trees. I used to be a pretty portly dude. I like to eat with my mouth open even though it is crude. My parents always say I have to lose weight. Can I help it if I like to eat things that taste great? I used to eat whole pizzas but now that isn’t me. Although I do still have a penchant for sweets. Sweet and sour pork in a bed of rice tossed and strewn. Freshly-baked bread that lights up a room. Southern fried chicken with a honey glaze. All right. That’s it. I give up. I cave. Duncan Hines cake and finger sandwiches with brie. You know what? Fuck it. Let’s just shut up and eat.
Tyler McCurry is a 30-year-old author from Olathe, KS with a passion for family, writing and working. He has a degree in Literature, Language and Writing, and as someone who has worked in restaurants for a long time, is proud to say he knows his way around a knife and fork.