The World's Best Cook

The World's Best Cook

A Poem by Christina May Shanaberg
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I love to eat my own food!

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THE WORLD'S BEST COOK

 

I am the world's best cook

And I didn't learn from any book;

I watched Mom, as a kid,

And cooked, mostly, what she did;

Then, I learned to experiment;

Burning food is an excellent way to vent;

My main ingredients are this and that,

Which I shovel in; what's a scant;

I heap a pile of something that smells

So good that you will forget your ills;

I think that spice is nice;

Did I add it; let's add it, twice;

I like to fix food in a big, boiling pot

And boil it down to the consistancy of snot;

Whatever the food has become,

MMM, MMM, you are sure to hum;

It's not the food you love, you see,

It's me!

 

Laughed till I hurt!

Sep 10, 2011


 

 

© 2011 Christina May Shanaberg


Author's Note

Christina May Shanaberg
Now, my Mom will tell you that I am "The World's Best Cook," but she never, really, watched to see what went in the pot!

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Sounds like the words of a woman who has worn a path from the stove to the fridge! This needs to be on a plaque in your kitchen, it is fun to read. And your right, it isnt just the food...its the fact that YOUR making it. Nothing makes me smile more than to hear one of my kids yell, "guess what moms cooking!?"

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lol, dare I ask what all goes into the pot? Fun poem, though i agree with Charles, I don't want to eat food that consistency...

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Fun poem. I can relate to this method of cooking since I do something similar to what your poem describes. I don't consider myself much of a cook but when I do cook it is usually delicious. If someone really pays attention to what I add to my pots of food, they may not want to eat it. You see, before cooking I walk outside to see what nature has to offer, sometimes bringing in "weeds" to add to my cooking. But the flavors are so good and nutritious, if only more people would taste some of those "weeds" (such as amaranth, pigweed and mustard leaves) they would understand. I like the idea of a poem to describe cooking. I may try this sometime. In fact, I think I will make a poem about eating wild plants. :)

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Christina, I loved this and you really had me until the consistency of snot made me lose my appetite. lol. nice little ditty here and I love to cook too almost the same way.

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This reminds me of how my son used to make us soup all the time; out of grass and leaves and crayons. Thanks for bringing back a good memory with your terrific poem.

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Nothing compares to you, Christina! The snot bit is really cool as it lets everyone know just how tight and/or compact all your ingredients eventually become. This was darling!!

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I always did my cooking with what I had on hand. I guess I didn't know how much attention you paid back then. I believe I did take some lessons from my Mom and Dad (he was a great cook,too). I do tell everyone you are a good cook but I can't speak for the world since I haven't experienced it yet! LOL. I didn't like the part about snot. Please edit that part. What do you think?

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This is a wonderful write on childhood memories and the now happy preparation of food! You bring the scents and sights alive in your playful passage, and the last lines are perfect.

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Hate the snot bit while thinking about food! A fun poem and enjoyed the idea of experimenting that many of us landed up doing when finally finding ourselves a step before the position of family head cook!

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A very enjoyable and fun write celebrating the joys of cook and it sounds like you do it the best way, by scratch, experimenting and seeing what works best. That's what makes the best cooks!

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I like this:) Very cute and nicely constructed.. Essentially how I cook.. Haha

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Christina May Shanaberg
Christina May Shanaberg

Mount Vernon, OH



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I am a former member of North Shore Writers' Guild in Willoughby OH. I have had numerous poems published and letters. I am, currently, working on a screen play that I hope will interest my cousin-in.. more..

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