Saturday, July 5, I was at the 9th annual Tsatsawassa Poetry BBQ & Reading at the home of poets Bernadette Mayer & Phil Good. The event was “ring mastered” by poet, editor of YAWP and chef Dave Brinks. The poetry, the company, the weather were perfect, one of these moment that imprints the 7 senses of the memory .
My taste memory keeps reminding me of Dave Brink’s Jambalaya. A perfect alchemy between the ingredients he brought back from New Orleans (alligator sausage, crayfish, cayenne pepper) and fresh herbs from Phil garden. According to Dave the magic ingredient was lovage. I think it was the first time Dave used lovage in his Jambalaya, but it sure was successful.