During a long train trip, Gert’s mind turned to expressions that use food words. Who needs Virginia Woolf or James Joyce? Here’s Gert’s stream of consciousness:
a cheesy grin honeyed words lardarse take the biscuit ham it up on toast
egg him on caviar to the general bring home the bacon in the soup in a stew
a broth of a girl mutton dressed up as lamb full of beans a silly sausage a couch potato
waffle on flat as a pancake the meat in the sandwich a sandwich short of a picnic
a piece of cake the cherry on the cake packed in like sardines chicken-livered
beefcake butter him up nutty as a fruitcake strawberry blonde chicken out
give him the raspberry the apple of my eye peaches ‘n cream a jammy bastard
in a pickle smells fishy spaghetti western know your onions cool as a cucumber
use your noodle banana lounge cauliflower ear peas in a pod legs like jelly
cowardy custard keen as mustard an old chestnut a biff on the scone old trout
a bit of crumpet pieface a load of tripe boloney puddinghead sweetiepie
make mincemeat of him red as a beetroot give him curry
and of course that old Aussie favourite, don’t come the raw prawn.
More, please…. Gert has a long-term project to create a word-installation for Australian’s next appearance at the Venice Biennale. If we can have a swimming pool, as we do this year https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/2016/06/11/the-pool-the-venice-biennale/14655672003337, why not a pantry?