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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Kleftiko lamb stew (named for a dish made with stolen lamb in hidden underground ovens), redolent of garlic and lemon juice, bursts from a grenade of bread.

Source: Nicolas Niarchos, “Merakia,” The New Yorker



2 Responses »

  1. Wow, a non-metaphorical thieves’ kitchen in the original meaning. Was going to say it reminded me of that pasta sauce etymologically but then found this: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/10/23/puttanesca_sauce_etymology_and_recipe_prostitutes_have_nothing_to_do_with.html

    So, maybe not. Another memorable find, Erika. I’ll try it out – the word not the stew – on a Greek Cypriot friend.

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