Dishing Dirt (Limerick)

I enjoy unearthing oddball news items and celebrating their weirdness in verse. For instance, energy bars made from crickets. But a restaurant whose recipe ingredient-list touts dirt? That’s a bit too much to digest.

So, I won’t be going to Tokyo’s French restaurant Ne Quittez Pas any time soon, even if their dirt is “special black soil from Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture.”

Dishing Dirt (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear restaurant, please don’t feel hurt
If I spurn you, including dessert.
I have very good grounds:
Word is making the rounds
That your food features soil — that’s the dirt.

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6 Responses to “Dishing Dirt (Limerick)”

  1. RMP says:

    that’s a fun verse and I’m right there with you—passing their front door for another restaurant.

  2. Andy Sewina says:

    Nice one Mad, that puts a new slant on dirty dishes!

  3. brian miller says:

    mmm…wondering at the aftertaste myself…ha….

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you!

  5. Sara v says:

    Very funny Mad!!


    While trying out a new place
    Didn’t think I’d get mud on my face
    It’s a new spin
    When they say “dig in”
    For dessert, I ain’t leaving space…

  6. madkane says:

    LOL! Fun limerick Sara!