07 October 2008

Teaser Tuesday: 07 Sep 2008

Here I am, back with another Tuesday Teaser! Today's teaser comes from Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl. I'm going to cheat a little and use more than two sentences because I think this exchange is funny.

"Try this," said Colman, offering a platter of sliced, fried meat.

"What is it?," asked Mark.

"Try it," urged Colman. Mark took a tentative taste. "Bull's balls," said Colman.

Mark glared balefully at the platter. "I have to have something that I won't eat," he said, taking a big gulp of wine. Sputtering, he spat it out.

"That bad?," asked Jonathan.

"No," said Mark, "but it's not Baby Jesus sliding down your throat in velvet slippers."

That passage came from page 286 of Ruth Reichl's engaging memoir. I almost finished with it so I should be posting my impressions of it soon.


Bluestocking said...

Hmm this sounds interesting.

Mine is here

Karen Harrington said...

That is intriguing. I'd never heard of this book before.

gautami tripathy said...

You got me here! I like...

My teaser?