Posts Tagged ‘nostalgia’

Eine Kleine Nachtramble

February 16, 2008

Between 1980 and 1989, my family made a two-hour trek, twice monthly, to my maternal grandmother’s house for Sunday tea. My grandmother, an extraordinarily gifted cook of the Julia Child mould (J.C. from now on) would present “a quick little spread” for the family. Grandma was a Seriously Practical Rhode Island Yankee who swore the meals existed solely to use up the leftover produce from the farm stand she and my grandfather ran. The teas were eloquent and impressive affairs, and though nobody believed Grandma’s insistence that the “quick little spread” had been assembled casually, nobody challenged it for fear of being disinvited. (more…)