DISCO will be part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities event at Pepper Place this Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon. Look for our table next to the smoothie bike! We’ll be the booth with all the okra.
While fried is not the healthiest way to eat okra, here’s a poem reveling in the beauty of battered things.
Fried Beauty by R.S. Gwynn
Glory be to God for breaded things—
Catfish, steak finger, pork chop, chicken thigh,
Sliced green tomatoes, pots full to the brim
With french fries, fritters, life-float onion rings,
Hushpuppies, okra golden to the eye,
That in all oils, corn or canola, swim
Toward mastication’s maw (O molared mouth!);
Whatever browns, is dumped to drain and dry
On paper towels’ sleek translucent scrim,
These greasy, battered bounties of the South:
seconds to go
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