Thursday, April 5, 2012

Food for Thought | Jeffrey Steingarten

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“I knew [eating Bluefin tuna toro] was one of those peak gastronomic moments you never forget, like the last time you ate a perfect peach, or the first time you tasted a ripe, raw-milk Camembert or sautéed foie gras, or every time you have white truffles or pizza bianca. I immediately formulated a theory that moments like these draw on the collective genetic memory of the human race, reaching across national and racial lines, superseding all questions of taste, culture, habit, or custom.”
--Jeffrey Steingarten
"Toro, Toro, Toro" in It Must've Been Something I Ate: The Return of the Man Who Ate Everything, 2002.

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