The winner of the Food Haiku contest with 34% of the vote, was written by MySwanDive:
inhale swirls of cab
palate warmed, bask in the fire
newly lit like me
Honorable mention goes to Zac Stafford, who got 27% of the votes:
He cooked with passion.
The real reason we broke up?
Knives in dishwasher
Thanks to everyone who entered! As usual, this was a really entertaining context. MySwanDive, I need you to email me as soon as possible so we can arrange for you to get your tickets!
hi food dude. i am honored to win! how do i email you? didn’t see your email on the site…
Cuisine Bonne Femme says
myswandive, go to the about button on the main page. There is a button that says email us. It will go directly to food dude.
oh, got it. thanks!
Since it’s not technically a haiku, you should remove “the” in the second line. That way it will be.
Nancy Rommelmann says
Pesto Gal is right. So, does it go to Stafford? Do they go together?
Food Dude says
huh? It goes to the favorite.
Hi. So I’m assuming y’all are counting “fire” as 2 syllables? When I looked in merriam-webster online, it was only one. But maybe it’s different in different dictionaries?
However, if it’s okay with Food Dude, I’ll split the nights with Zac & give him the Sunday tasting tickets. I did really like his fooku :)
I’d like to avoid your usual heated battle over fricatives and dipthongs, so to be charitable I would assume it’s either one or two syllables depending on how your prefer to pronounce it. Jim Morrison crooning “C’mon baby light my [fīr]” is one syllable, while Ian Astbury screaming “[fahyuhr]! Smoke she is a rising!” is two.
I think if myswandive would have omitted the “the” there would have been an equal amount of outcry from the mono-syllabic dead enders. Damned do/don’t.
Zac here. I had to create an entire new log in to word press. The old one just didn’t work anymore.
Just so this doesn’t get more confusing, I think myswandive should get all the full credit for winning, and should enjoy massive quantities of food and wine this weekend.
myswandive: please take a cab home for me.
Thanks for the kind votes and the wonderful contest. I hope there are more in the future. My friends and family love the blog. Keep up the good work!
Nancy Rommelmann says
Was not trying to stir the pot.
Also, from this learned what a triphthong is.