And it not’s only about baking

July 10, 2009


“Except the vine, there is no plant which bears a fruit of as great importance as the olive.”
—Pliny (AD 23-79)

“The whole Mediterranean, the sculpture, the palm, the gold beads, the bearded heroes, the wine, the ideas, the ships, the moonlight, the winged gorgons, the bronze men, the philosophers -all of it seems to rise in the sour, pungent taste of these black olives between the teeth. A taste older than meat, older than wine. A taste as old as cold water.”
—Lawrence Durrell, Prospero’s Cell (1945)


One Response to “And it not’s only about baking”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    Was delicious, I do attest!

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