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Tortoise and Hare were neighbors and frenemies. After an awkward run in at the coffee place, without meaning to they found themselves agreeing to a dinner party on Saturday, as it was early spring so ramps were then just arriving at the farmers’ markets.
Hare ran a very prominent foodie blog (at least among the very small foodie circle she traveled in) and had an absolute madness for ramps. Tortoise was a dabbler, at best. Tortoise wouldn’t even know what a ramp looked like until the New York Times Food Section did a feature on them last year. How lame.
Hare knew she’d could make her famous orecchiette with ramps and prosciutto half an hour before the party, so she went out for drinks Friday night… which turned into drunken karaoke in the wee hours, a stagger back to her apartment at dawn, then a late-morning snooze, and finally, an afternoon brunch. “Tortoise probably doesn’t even know where the only decent farmers’ markets are, I don’t need to rush,” she thought, finishing her third Bellini.
Tortoise got up bright and early on Saturday, because her cluelessness about “it-produce” meant she was a social pariah and didn’t have anyone to go out with the night before. She watched this Miranda July DVD she heard was good (everyone else saw it in the theater when it came out last year, of course) and then went straight to bed. She made her way around the farmers’ market asking the most obvious questions from all the farmers, who could barely contain their eye-rolling. Satisfied, Tortoise bought all the ramps they had for sale.
By the time Hare made her way to the market, the farmers were packing up. The ramps were long gone. She resigned herself and bought a couple warty-looking heirloom tomatoes to make an ugly salad.
End of cat week. Meow.
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