Cooking and Poetry. Flavours of the Soul (A Sonnet)

We are so diverse and capable of anything.
However;
If you could pick a flavour to describe you,
What would it be?

Fortunes steam in this mystic kitchenette
Come and stir, and let its cauldron divine
Sweet with joy, oh what pastries you’ll create!
Or terse with truth, the tonics you’ll consign.

You might be spicy; hot and thrilling
Close your eyes, pinky-ponk your recipe
Maybe you are salad, fresh and enriching
Or just plain old you, free as a hippie

Chicken is where the heart often resides
Will you have it dry; grilled or stirfry,
Ready to work with any kind of side,
Or saucy and reserved, yet filled with surprise

Oh mystic kitchenette! Tell me who I am
What flavour brings my soul; peace and calm

I’m sooo craving this Korean spread.

Too sweet to stomach? A little lime will do.

Too sour and terse? Then sweet red wine for two.

If you fear my green is raw, vinegar will take away the worry.

If I come too hot and spicy, then squeeze some lemon on that curry.

Discovering oneself takes a lifetime.

But life is what happens in between.

Β© judeitakali


We all know cooking and feasting is a huge part of the festive season.

I couldn’t do it all justice, with only one recipe, so I decided to think a little out of the box, with this Cooking and Poetry post.

Hope you enjoy.

Let me know what thoughts it incites.

I’m here throughout this Christmas week, so I won’t wish you a merry Christmas just yet.

For now, Stay safe, and stay loving.

Eyeing my favourite flavours like…

83 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Nicely done, combo of food and poetry.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje 🧑

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re always welcome

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  2. Ingrid says:

    I love how you bring food and poetry together in this feast for the senses!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid 🌷

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  3. michnavs says:

    perfect combination Jude.. food and poetry

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle

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      1. michnavs says:

        πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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  4. mariamichaela says:

    And I’m reading this as I’m about to go to sleep hahaha. Love how food and the soul are intertwined. ❀️🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hey. Thank you Michaela. Which timezone are you?

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      1. mariamichaela says:

        I’m in the Philippines so, a bit ahead on the hours hehe

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Wow, you guys have amazing foodπŸ˜…
        I’m jealous

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      3. mariamichaela says:

        Haha thanks Jude. Come Christmas eve we wait until midnight and have a feast.

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      4. judeitakali says:

        Woah, must be interesting keeping everyone awake or waking them up.
        But it must be amazing under the lights and stars

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      5. mariamichaela says:

        Yeah we tend to wake those who fall asleep so they can join the festivities. 😊

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      6. judeitakali says:

        I could ask you questions all day, πŸ˜‡
        Thanks for sharing Michaela 🌷

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      7. mariamichaela says:

        Always a pleasure, Jude πŸ˜‰

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  5. Pavithra says:

    Another awesome poem ❀️❀️
    I loved the way how you brought the flavors of food into it!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pavithra. Personally I’d like to think I have a salad soul. Little bit of pepperπŸ˜ƒ

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  6. Your poetry, your cooking, everything is delicious. You are a magician.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Really? You sure know how to make me smile.

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      1. What can I do to make you smile again, my dear friend? Seriously, you are a fantastic writer. And you cook too. You are special.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I am a little special, aren’t I?πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…
        Just keep and stay in touch, for now, that’s a perfect gift πŸ˜ƒ

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      3. πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

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  7. Woah! Flavours of cooking along with beautiful poetry. This is indeed a masterpiece.❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Hema. See if you can relate a cooking flavour to yourself. It’s so metaphoric.

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  8. sammicakes says:

    This is the most delicious poem I’ve read!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sammi. I’m blushing

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  9. Great poem! I’d say I’m smoky and savory, with some heat thrown in!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Nice flavour choice, you got the metaphoric essence of this.
      I’m more of salad and pepperπŸ˜…

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  10. memadtwo says:

    Everything looks delicious as usual! One spice I’m always using is rosemary. I love both the taste and the smell. I’m fond of basil too.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Ooh, I love rosemary too. I don’t use it alot. But when I do, it’s always for a special meal.
      Is that your soul flavour as well? Metaphorically and hypothetically.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Hard to tell. I’m not good at seeing myself metaphorically.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Fair enough 😊🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yey DeliaπŸ˜ƒ. I can definitely believe you’re Cherry.
      There’s that part of you even the darkness that sometimes plagues you can’t seem to crowd out.πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

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  11. Chris Hall says:

    Scrumptious, Jude! A beautifully balanced mΓ©lange πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris. Hope you thought of a flavour that best describes you

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        I’ve been thinking about that actually, Jude. Maybe mango: sweet but a tiny bit peppery πŸ˜‰

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Ahh, I know that taste well, can be addictive. In agood wayπŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸΎ

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  12. Love the combination of food and poetry. Does lemon really make curry less spicy? I’ll have to try that.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Yap it does. Hope you tagged your soul with a flavour.

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      1. Can I combine two? Chocolate and coffee.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yes you most certainly canπŸ˜ƒ
        Ahh, I love that combo🧑

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎπŸ€—

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  13. -Eugenia says:

    A delicious poem, Jude! A combination of decadent chocolate and fine red wine. 🍷🌹

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That’s such a passionate flavour. I approveπŸ˜…
      Not that I have to approve πŸ˜‡

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  14. HappySoul says:

    So well done Jude … cooking n poetry well combined

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alot Ru, I’m glad you like it. Did you manage to think up a flavour for your soul?

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      1. HappySoul says:

        Ha ha was thinking on that Jude … i don’t know why I get coffee on my mind as soon as you say flavour of soul!!! Its refreshing.. that’s the reason may be …

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      2. judeitakali says:

        It’s just right😊🧑

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      3. HappySoul says:

        Ha ha … what’s yours Jude

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      4. judeitakali says:

        More of salad and pepper I think, and maybe soysauce

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      5. HappySoul says:

        πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  15. Bulbul says:

    Some Food and some food for soul…the best spread! Lovely, Jude. πŸ€—πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰βœ¨

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I wonder what flavour you’d pick to represent you.

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      1. Bulbul says:

        Flavor!?? Hmmm…interesting…never actually thought about it, but I think something simple, subtle and acquired, nothing too bold. Cinnamon, maybe.
        What do you think about yours?

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Cinnamon sounds great. I think I’m more of a healthy salad with a bit of pepper

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      3. Bulbul says:

        Oooh…that’s interesting!

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  16. Wow what a spread of awesome food, Jude and I loved your poem so sweet and cute just like how you have prepared your food. Lovely for the festive occasion.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Kamal. I’m happy you appreciate this 😊🧑

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      1. You are always welcome Jude.

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  17. MousumiSays says:

    Very engaging, versatile and unique!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly. Glad you appreciate this 😊🌼

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      1. MousumiSays says:

        Its my pleasure. 😊❀

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  18. Jules says:

    Food has always been at the heart of my family. Now though I only usually cook for two. I have standard go to recipes – but I like to mix things up. The other day I made some homemade oatmeal cookies, I added an extra egg yolk (since I don’t use butter) to go with the margarine. And added chopped walnuts, almonds and dried cranberries. I also added just a little bit of nutmeg πŸ˜€

    I used regular flour, but next time I’m going to try using coconut flour (Just because I have some). πŸ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh yumm. I wish I could bake, that’s a weak point in my cooking.
      Yours sounds so delicious JulesπŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ₯°

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      1. Jules says:

        With baking one is supposed to be more careful about measuring… but being careful in that regard isn’t something I’m noted for πŸ˜‰

        As long as I don’t have to toss what I’ve baked… I think I’ve come out ahead! πŸ™‚ Recipes are just guidelines πŸ˜€

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, I so agree with you πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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  19. Nice way of adding flavor to your poetry. Appetizingly penned.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Usha🧑

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  20. Archivistlam says:

    Looks nice n palatable..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

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  21. This food looks amazing! 🀀

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

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  22. Southpawpoet says:

    Hi, I’m Markie. I enjoyed this post; it’s like a combination of my two blogs! I have a writing blog, and a cooking/ crafting blog. I’m going to browse through your site- come see me if you like!
    https://southpawpoet.org
    https://southpawpoet.org/greengemini

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  23. poshkubo says:

    I call this HOLISTIC EATING. Enjoyment of food that addresses the body and soul.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I’m glad you appreciate this.

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