Friday, August 6, 2010
I remember the month that I first started eating raw tomatoes and olives. Traveling in Greece in March 1986. I could subsist on a fair amount of souvlaki, fries and Amstel, and I'd discovered moussaka. But a body also needs to eat a little lighter sometimes, and there wasn't much fresh to eat at that time of year. But there was the salad -- always fresh tomatoes, red onion, olives, some fresh herbs and a dash of olive oil. Some bread and tzatziki on the side. If I ever start growing tomatoes it'll be a result of those Greek salads.