Bitter in her mouth

June 18, 2009

Her kitchen is full of mistakes tonight—salt where there should be sugar, not an uncracked egg to be found, a hair resting on the surface of the soup.

She was more careful, once, with her measurements, with her ingredients, with her mise en place. But tonight, she went from too cautious to not cautious enough, and her dinner has turned bitter in her mouth.

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