"La Fête de la Musique" (the worldwide celebration of music) takes place on June 21st, the first day of summer. So here is my summer culinary and musical contribution.
I want you to seduce me,
Languorously wrap me with sultry Jazz,
Captivate me with your deep crooner voice
Hypnotize me with your eyes.
In English, French, or Spanish
Whisper softly to me Soul and Ballads,
Serenade me under veiled moonlight,
Then embrace me in a Waltz.
But, please, love me in silence,
Your breath’s rhythm entangled with mine.
African drums of the rising heat,
Mighty jolt of Latin beat.
In your arms, I feel no Blues
No Heavy Metal, Punk Rock kind of stress
In my mind, joyful Pop and Bagatelle
How to rock my world you knew.
Hold me tight, never let go,
Savor our Love song a little longer
‘Till the marche funèbre’s doom, at the door
Knocks a little louder.
(Picture and text by Elle Jauffret)
Recipe: beignets de courgettes/ fried zucchini.
For the batter: 3 eggs, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, salt, chopped fresh parsley.
Slice zucchini, dip in batter, and fry in vegetable oil.