Cooking and Poetry. Barbecue delights

There is something about cooking in the wild,
Lighting a handsome grill,
Ferrying buckets of marinated treats,
Anticipating the taste of mystery,
Searching for the flavour of danger,
The succulence of adventure,
And the spice of possibility…

Beneath the watching stars
Underneath the looming trees
I lay my barbecue canvas
And look at you then wonder,
What is your barbecue delight?

As a lone wolf howls beyond the reserve
I grease a stack of ribs upon the grill
Perfect, with a sprinkled chilli salt
And a large sweaty pint of beer
A guarantee of satisfaction.

Ribs and a pint

As the night owl hoots amongst the trees
I splay a juicy salmon on the flames
Parsley and lemon do the trick
But add a whisky on the rocks,
And enjoy the pheromone romance.

Salmon and whisky

While a cricket creaks and the bullfrog croaks
I spring a last surprise
Grilled veggies and freekeh
A worthy vegan rival.
If I add a sparkling glass of red or white,
Then will we catch, the true beauty of the stars,
And dance this night away…

Veggies and wine

How I love the hiss of sprinkled water seething in the flames
The fragrant clouds of smoke that tease the senses
The subtle streaks of char enriching the flavour
And the sounds of night, bringing excitement.
Won’t you tell me now,
What is your barbecue delight?

Β© judeitakali


Hey guys, hope you enjoy this Cooking and poetry post.
I got great feedback on the last one;  Flavours of the soul

What is your favourite barbecue combo(plus drink) and with whom?
Let me know in the comments section,
And also let me know what you think of this latest food and poetry combination.

Stay safe everyone,
Stay loving.

P.S
If you missed yesterday’s post, go on and check it out here;
Traps of Tradition

44 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Wonderful!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Sadje❀️🌸

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  2. Dora says:

    Absolutely enjoyed this. What a mouth-watering feast of culinary imagery! πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ’œ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Dora. Got a fave barbee combo? 😁

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      1. Dora says:

        I’m pretty easy to please. Growing up, the only barbecues were at church or camping, and the fare was pretty pedestrian: hot dogs, hamburgers, and the rare prime ribs. Everything’s catered around here now and somehow tasteless, if you know what I mean.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Haha, I think I catch your drift. Surprise the family one day with a spontaneous one. Simple and satisfying. It does wonders for bonding and the cleanup job after is so much easier

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  3. asthaisha says:

    Amazing 😍

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΎ

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  4. Ingrid says:

    Wow, this is barbecue magic 🀩

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Ingrid 🌷

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  5. HappySoul says:

    I’m veg and so it’s cauliflower with any drink 😊😊nice poetry Jude ..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you dear Ru. Barbecued potatoes are amazing too btw, when seasoned properly.

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      1. HappySoul says:

        Oh yeah πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š

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  6. theresaly520 says:

    So yummy, almost sounds like a TV commercial!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha, I hope that’s a good thing for this cooking featureπŸ˜…

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  7. Pavithra says:

    Beautiful as always ❀️

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pavithra 😊🧑

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  8. Jules says:

    Grilling isn’t my department πŸ˜‰ Just made some chicken in a Dutch Oven (really any pot you can put in the oven with a lid. Below pieces a bed of mixed potatoes and carrots. I put spices on top of the chicken and put in about a cup or more of chicken stock. And cooked it @ 350 for an hour. The chicken fell off the bones! Enough for dinner for tonight, with left overs for two chicken stir fry dinners and also some to make some chicken salad sandwiches.

    I get a recipe where you can cook eggplant in a Dutch Oven over a fire. You cut up your eggplant with the skin on into 1 inch cubes. 8 garlic cloves (peeled and pressed or chopped), 2 Tablespoons of sesame oil (I used olive oil), a packet or a cube of beef bouillon – salt and pepper to taste.

    Spray the pot with oil, toss everything and bake at 400 decrees (or over your open flame in a pot that can take the heat) for 20 – 30 minutes or until the eggplant is tender. Serve with rice and garnish if you want with chopped scallions (2-4) servings.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Woah, such a coincidence but looks like we both made and had chicken for a few days in a row. Coodles Jules.

      The eggplant recipe sounds so familiar. One o my mother’s all time favourite side dishes.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much πŸ™πŸΎ

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  9. Chris Hall says:

    Bring on the braai! An essential part of SA life. My favourite has to be fresh sardines grilled over the fire and a glass or two of crisp dry white wine. Lucky we’ve laid in supplies as the booze ban is back πŸ˜‰

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Whattt? What booze ban?
      I love my fish too. A thick fresh tilapia does it best for me. But ribs have my heart πŸ’“

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      1. Chris Hall says:

        Too many people injured under the influence and not sufficient space in our hospitals, hence the ban (again). Fresh tilapia sounds good πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Woah, lucky you stocked up something.πŸ˜‡

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  10. mariamichaela says:

    Poetry and cooking, always a delicious combo.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michaela πŸŒ·πŸ’ž

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  11. memadtwo says:

    Three feasts! I currently lack a place to barbecue, but it always makes things taste better I think. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah, I think I agree with you. Fire and smoke and the natural air gives any dish a sumptuous and healthy richness

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  12. Pallavi says:

    That’s one delicious post!! Will have to fire up the grill tonight πŸ€ͺ and your pairings with perfect beverages makes it rather even more tempting. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Haha thanks alot Pallavi 🧑, I’m quite late to respond properly, but I’d definitely like to know what combo you did or were thinking of trying.y

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  13. -Eugenia says:

    Wow! What a scrumptious post, Jude! 🍻

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi 🧑🍸

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      1. -Eugenia says:

        Most welcome, Jude! πŸ˜‰

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  14. Olivia Ava says:

    Love this blogπŸ’œ.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Olivia 😊

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  15. Bulbul says:

    I am drooling! The food & the words are just delicious, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Bubble. I’m glad you drooled a little πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ’›

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  16. Well, this was very appealing! I’m hungry and full at the same time. Good work!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Benjamin πŸ˜πŸ™πŸΎ

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      1. You’re very much welcome πŸ™‚

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