Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Those beans

Eastside Road, Healdsburg, July 22, 2009—
HERE IS WHAT those Corona beans look like:
They are about as big as the end joint of my thumb. You see them here next to one of my least favorite vegetables: squash. Yellow zucchini is suspiciously close to crookneck, and the only virtue of crookneck is that it is not a winter squash. Watery, bland, yet somehow nonetheless offensive, that is how I've always thought of summer squashes. (Winter squashes are even worse, because not bland.) But tonight's were almost enjoyable, and those beans… not many things are better than them.
Rosé, Côtes de Ventoux, "La Ferme Julien", 2007

No comments: