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.”

To follow, there are “snacks,” which seems, at first, far too pedestrian a word for, say, handsome canelé-shaped fritters, dusted in chili, mustard, and lime powders and oozing obscenely with Gruyère, or for an impressively airy white-bean hummus, swirled with spicy ’nduja, sprinkled with pine nuts, and accompanied by bubbly-skinned, stretchy fried bread, leavened with yogurt and as puffy as a blowfish.

Source: Hannah Goldfield, “An Eleven Madison Park Alum Sets a New Tone at Crown Shy” (The New Yorker)

5 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. One of my favorite sentences (and especially relevant right now):

    “We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.”

    — Matthew Kelly, in his book, The Rythm of Life

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mitchel Brody says:

    My mouth was actually watering. The sentence had me going there: oozing gruyere, chili,lime, mustard, pine nuts, stretchy bread, yoghurt and puffy as a BLOWFISH?

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I don’t know how she does it. This is such a characteristically wonderful line from her review work.

  3. Erwin K. Roberts says:

    That is, indeed, a fine descriptive.

    However, my Lebanese born wife would insist Hummus can NOT be made with anything other than chick peas.

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