Sunday, November 01, 2009

Overimprovement

I'm making lentil soup today -- raining, Sunday, football -- and came across this in the recipe I'm using from The German Cookbook, edited by Mimi Sheraton:

"Legumes that are absolutely untreated and need to be soaked make a much better 
soup, but they are a little hard to find in this age of overimprovement."

I loved that sentence because, when you think about it, there are many things we tend to ruin simply by "overimprovement."

As a poet, I have a tendency to tinker with some of my poem drafts until I get completely sick of them. Thank goodness I save previous versions to return to.

1 comment:

giulia said...

We're doing the same thing, though I'm not using Mimi's recipe (it is a good one, though).

This made me laugh out loud. Thanks...