Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Faux Food Haiku

Loved Tara Parker-Pope's recent contest mimicking Michael Pollan's haiku introducing his new book In Defense of Food:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

The Well winner? Out of 1000 entries...

Ate plants. A big heap. Still hungry.

(...via the Ethicurean in December, also see edible San Francisco's Pollan haiku which notably references offal meats).

And since I couldn't get enough, one last cat haiku in the traditional 17 syllable structure:

The food in my bowl

Is old, and more to the point

Contains no tuna.

(from a 2005 Haiku Slam reported on here in SFGate).


Melanie said...

Ha! I just heard Pollan on NPR, introduced with his little haiku.

The winner is perfect.

Mrs. G. said...

I love Pollan. Like Melanie, I heard him this afternoon. The haiku is better in print.