Did I mention that my family has been around for the last two weeks?
Did I mention that my family really likes good food?
Did I mention that there are some very good restaurants in my neighborhood? And in Burlington, Vermont? And that cousin J's idea of a simple brunch could feed a platoon of gourmets?
Did I mention that now that I'm back in Brooklyn & various family people are either back in or on their way to the places they are supposed to be, I had planned to resume my normal somewhat lighter eating habits?
Yeah, that was the plan. Then I read this article while eating my nice moderate lunch this afternoon.
And six hours later, like there was some kind of post-hypnotic suggestion embedded in the article, I found myself sitting at a table at Purple Yam, ordering a dish called lechon kawali.
People, trust me, there is nothing remotely moderate about Filipino-style deep-fried pork belly.
You know that word "unctuous" that food critics like so much? Heavens to Murgatroyd. Yea verily, I did meditate on the true meaning of "unctuous" tonight. And it was good. Mmmmmmm.
I shall attempt to reboard the wagon of moderate eating tomorrow.