Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How to Eat a Clementine

A friend asks me, "Why are you peeling it so slow?". In my sinewy hands I hold a small ripe clementine, trembling in my fingers, waiting to be eaten. "Because it tastes better", I reply. Slowly but firmly I peel the skin off the delicate citrus fruit. "You've gotta peel it like you're taking its clothes off. You've gotta make it blush. Then it tastes better." I allow the anticipation to build for a few more seconds. Then, I mercilessly split the fruit in two, stick sections in my mouth and chew...mmmmm, so sweet & juicy!