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Elle Jauffret

Writer ~ Lawyer ~ Fork Handler

Niçoise Salad from SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES & OTHER LESSONS FROM THE CREMATORY by Caitlin Doughty (non-fiction)

Nov 28, 2015

“I was beginning to doubt that my own body would be well cared for were I to die young. The very idea of Bayside Cremation crushed me with loneliness. I was burdened with the thoughts that any of my Facebook friends would be quick to comment “Yummy!” on a photo of my Nicoise salad, but wouldn’t step up to wipe the sweat from my dying brow or the poop of my corpse.”  Excerpt from SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES & OTHER LESSONS FROM THE CREMATORY by Caitlin Doughty (Norton Paperback p. 102)

The book: The biographical experience of a young undertaker laced with a philosophical and anthropological reflection on how societies view death and the traditions associated with it.

Salad Niçoise (for one): 1 large tomato (sliced; heirloom tomato best) + 1 hard boiled egg (sliced in 4 quarters) + half a green bell pepper (sliced in length) + 3 radishes (sliced) + 1 can of tuna (in olive oil- best) + black olives ("olives Niçoises" best) + chives (minced) + salt and pepper to taste + a drizzle of olive oil. Assemble all on a plate.

 

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