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Recipe Poems

Recipe for Disaster by Jonathan Pacic

Affogato by Lettie

Fall Harvest by Holly Mitchell

The Apple by Kerry Ruef

Brunswick Stew by Lyle Estill

Two Poems by Brenda Butka

Bread by Eva Szabo

Squash Blossoms by Allison Wilkins

Our Table by Joan Seliger Sidney

Recipe for Spaghetti all'Amatriciana by Georganne Harmon

The Agony of the Leaves by Gail Bellamy

Greens by Paulette Licitra

Strudel by Eva Szabo

The Almost Adulterer's Guide to Menu Planning by Michele Battiste

The Pie Series by David Colagiovanni, Melissa Haviland, and Becca J.R. Lachman

Midsummer's Night's Spaghetti with Saffron by Johannes Berchtold

A Cannibal's Suicide by Dean Kostos

From the Garden by Nancy Vienneau

orang slizez jell o shotz by Amy Stetzl

Phở bò Hà Nội by Kelly Morse

Cooking Class, Marrakesh by Georganne Harmon

Spread Triolet by Dana Stamps

The Things Kids Eat by Paulette Licitra

Maybe This Year by Esther Cohen

Braociole by Joseph Bathanti

Basque Cooking by Richard Hedderman

Two Poems by Adrienne Christian

Jailhouse Crack by Harlan Richards

Cinnamon Sticks by Wally Swist

Best of Both by Nancy Vienneau

recipe for disaster

by Jonathan Pacic

December 2014    


take one obscure dish posted in Sanskrit Pig Latin
mix in two over-priced-never-before-used ingredients

apply heat and pressure from expected guests
stir vigorously until beads of sweat form

add three fresh rampant children
chase the one who is currently licking
the final over-priced-never-before-used ingredient

turn frantically, and sigh
as your masterpiece goes up in smoke

garnish with odor-absorbing baking soda
place gently in the garbage

apply for a loan and order takeout
from that chic little discovery
where you first ate this delectable cuisine

and voila! You have dinner
over easy

 



  Jonathan Pacic is a student of the moment and a teacher of fifth grade in Aurora, Colorado. His work has appeared on the board of his classroom, as well as on sticky notes in the lunchboxes of his three children. He is currently working on a collection of poetry for all readers and a middle grade novel for children.