Aug 3, 2009

On eating a white peach

I like to peel the fuzzy skin off a peach with my fingers. No blades, only fingernails. The plump fruit in question must be almost over-ripe to do this right.
And foreplay begins.



Deep floral notes invest my nostrils as I pare away with meticulous precision. The fragrant reward for such labor is reminiscent of south-facing walls and summer days, the cackle of child’s play and my grandmother’s sundress. Just a hint of almond clings on my fingers, like an afterthought.


When the shining orb is unclothed, it slips dangerously in my hands, I am compelled to assail it with my teeth. The first impact is a sensuous kiss, one wet with humor and dribbly juices. My chin cannot embank the nectar rivulets, they mercilessly fall like pink droplets of sunset to my lap. I bite so deep that my teeth scrape the pit. The succulent ambrosia tastes sweet, with a touch of tart to it; I try to prolong the moment by chewing longer, but the flesh succumbs to my mouth without effort. The sweet intoxication is devastating, I need to sink my teeth into it again.
I gaze in the opening my teeth have carved away from this exquisite Asian globe, and I see the outer white pulp begin to bruise slightly, its inner blood-red hues leaning towards crimson.


As the weight of the peach begins to decrease with each bite, I leave one last wedge attached to the gnarled pit, my eye slanting to the frosty glass of Ribolla Gialla.

I dive the morsel into the wine and let it soak a minute before indulging in both.

20 comments:

  1. Ooh, that's almost fruit porno. I love it :-)

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  2. involuntary shivers...gotta run to the market now...or maybe the shower...

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  3. Definitely fruit porn! I love to eat the fuzzy skin. No porn image intended.

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  4. I agree with the rest. Only you can make a movie right in front of our eyes, with just your words and one peach. Tom Jones!

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  5. Ooooo i read it all and i got the awful feeling i get when i see a peach in real life!!

    I really can't stand the feel of them, they give me goose bumps all over my body aaarrgghh.

    in my eyes peaches are suade apples hehehe.. good post though, even though it was scary xx

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  6. Mmmm. Peaches. I just went through a case of them in a week here. Of course they didn't get the same description from us. We just slurped our way through them wiping away the sticky juices.

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  7. I think peaches might just be the most sensuous fruit. I had a lovely morning peeling peaches for Peach-Cherry Muffins. I love the odors and the juice.

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  8. Gosh Lola! There is steam coming out of my ears!!
    What a fruity way to describe eating fruit - as soon as I saw foreplay I just knew there was something special to come. Please teach me how to eat other fruit - I have lived such a sheltered life!
    What a great post _ I'm just off to take a cold shower, when I can stand up ~ Eddie

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  9. You naughty fruit consumer! Ha! I love this. Love your diving in. I wrote on peaches not too long ago...on a private page so far away. Peaches. Oh yes!

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  10. What have you done, Lolita?!? The men of the blogosphere will never be able to look at a peach again without getting horny and the women have all headed out to the farmer's market to stir up some action (or try to stop it!!)

    For me, I'm a pluot girl.

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  11. Wow! indulgence indeed.. the photos just about say it all, too!

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  12. You'll never lose that extra kilo if you enjoy food this much! LOL! ;-)

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  13. That sensuous photograph makes me think of a Georgia O'Keefe painting. Your words, Lola, are the poetry of lusciousness - you are surely the reason why cookbooks outsell sex books by three to one.

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  14. This, my dear blogpal-namesake, is serious food porn!!

    I'm off down the market for some luscious peaches now...

    Lovely post - will be back again soon!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)

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  15. What a sexy post! But then fruit is a very sensuous thing - eating, touching, smelling -it works for me
    x

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  16. PS Me again! Am posting my latest LOLA'S LIFELINE COLUMN tomorrow - hope you can join us for some more fun! See you!

    xxxLOL LOLA:)

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  17. WOW Lola, Eat a Peach! You really can sense your meaning, indulgently written.
    Vino/Peach :)

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  18. two sexy food posts in a row. Now I'm starving and want a frosty glass of something that isn't Diet Coke!

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  19. Oh My Gosh! I cannot top this. I would love to eat a peach with you! Oh it is getting too hot in here and it's only Monday!

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