Grace’s recent picture of kimchee as part of a dish at Stephanie Izard’s Girl & the Goat restaurant reminded me of how far kimchee has come. The whole “foodie” revolution has turned what was regular food for some of us into trendy, avant garde items. Many Asians have been eating things like this all our lives and they were far from trendy. It would be like Tony the Tiger’s Frosted Flakes becoming an accompaniment to some fabulous main entree. (Actually, it wouldn’t surprise me if Graham Elliot does something “ggggggrrrreat” like that!) It hasn’t always been this way. Even a couple years ago, I was inspired to write this little rhyme thinking most others would never agree. Now it may no longer apply!
|An Ode to Kimchee
Your taste is gross to most;
But our love is quite savage
Sorry to the non-fans around us