“A Recipe of Perfection”
By Dannie & Yiannie
Using the most peaceful and beautiful landscape of the world
Begin by never-ending blueness of ocean,
Adding plenty of fine and silky – almost silver sand.
Break into this a perfectly rounded golden sun
That sets below the blue horizon
Leaving a rose-petal and lavender sky.
For tradition, gently stir in pinches of native flavours
Imperative to any recipe of perfection -
Robust colours of red earth, black vanilla pods
Leaf shaped coconut biscuits – “bonbon coco”
And a community life abundant with smiles and songs.
Sieve into this a large tablespoon of Western individuals -
Mixed nuts of origin and profession
When these are crushed together under one “Nosy Cao”
They provide the salt required to nurture this recipe’s pureness.
After mixing well, finally heat the mixture for no less than three weeks.
While the flavours bind and work together
Serve on a night like tonight -
With a full moon of pearly white
A perfect garnish to a culinary delight.