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The Taxonomy of Pots and Pans

March 25, 2013 – 11:36 am2 Comments

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The Taxonomy of Pots and Pans

There are some simple ways to ascertain,
The ritual status of a sieve or spoon.
Which knife is best to dish a bit of chreyn,
Onto a saucer, lately shmeared with prune.
A naturalist could easily make sense,
In categories expertly applied.
Aristotle’s tidy mind would know from whence
That saucepan’s lid flew to the fleishik side.
But a strange phenomenon has come to light,
Which brings confusion and disturbs the order.
A special pot is kept well out of sight
For boiling crayfish*, salted and in water.
I do not raise this point to be unkind
But like the duckbilled platypus, a most intriguing find.

Daniel Meyrowitz

* Jasus lalandii

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