TO A ZUCCHINI
The Rev. Dana Prom Smith, S.T.D., Ph.D. (2/8/08)
Sadly, some deny zucchini a fair
Time to shine in gastronomy’s domain.
They disdain such facile veggies as fare
For the crude when they’re suited for champagne.
Sautéed in olive oil, oregano,
A touch of salt, they’re a palate’s delight,
For frittatas a cuisine apropos.
So productive are they, they’re deemed a blight
By some, cheap by others, though they’re held dear
By those favored with discernment and taste.
Sautéed, fried breaded, they’re without a peer.
Even baked in bread zucchini is graced.
Friend, come not asking for my tomatoes
While at my zucchini you flare your nose.
Copyright © Dana Prom Smith