January 02, 2005

馬鈴薯哲學

在這個島嶼,馬鈴薯如同哲學,

以各種形式存在。

味同嚼臘的,如尼采:

"Chef is dead."

奶酪焗的,如笛卡兒:

"我cheese,故我在。"

混麵粉多於薯肉的,如沙特:

"存在先於本質。"

如此這樣,馬鈴薯被供奉在每天的餐桌上,

神聖不可侵犯,

而且永垂不朽。

010105

1 comment:

B said...

Also worshipped over the bar in public houses around this country.

Dice it, dress it in white, chill it, sprinkle it with dills, serve it as a salad
Strip it naked, slice it, deep fry it, nibble it with a pint, there you go a bowl of chips
Slice it, skin on, top it with cheese, call them wedges
Bake it, butter it, add your favourite toppings, remember to unzip its jacket before topping, it's a jacket potato
Squash it, mash it until you can't recognise it anymore, oven bake it, what do you call it? A pie

Let's lament the deaths this versatile farm produce called potato.