Friday, March 30, 2018

the last book I ever read (Off to the Side: A Memoir by Jim Harrison, excerpt twelve)

from Off to the Side: A Memoir by Jim Harrison:

My frequent trips to New York City would leave me exhausted but satisfied. It has dawned on me that my next thirty years spent as a home cook in the hinterlands were largely spent trying to recreate the food that is readily available to New Yorkers every single day, from French to Italian to Chinese to German to soul food and so on. The only item unavailable is first-rate BBQ, especially Texas-style beef brisket, a singular gift of that state that is currently haunting us with sword rattling and grotesque malfeasance.

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