Saturday, April 09, 2005

Thought for Food

I know dozens of Southerners who grew up hearing some version of the "He just up and died at the table" story. Given the typical Southern groaning board of three or four different kinds of meats, ten or twelve different kinds of vegetables, and mountains of hot bread dripping with butter, passing to one's reward while eating is to die in a perfect state of grace.
Florence King, Ladies and Gentlemen (quoted in A Gracious Plenty)

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