Plum Passion Food Poetry

“The Word Plum”
Helen Chasin

The word plum is delicious

pout and push, luxury of
self-love, and savoring murmur

full in the mouth and falling
like fruit

taut skin
pierced, bitten, provoked into
juice, and tart flesh

and reply, lip and tongue
of pleasure.

Still bubbling out of the oven #gluten-free plum cobbler by GFDoctor
Plum Cobbler
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Fresh plums topped with a gluten free biscuit crust, dusted with coarse sugar.
Recipe type: dessert, plum
Serves: 8
  • 5 cups sliced plums
  • 1 cup sugar or less if your plums are very sweet.
  • Biscuit topping
  • 83 grams ½ cup white flour mix
  • 55 grams ⅓ cup whole grain flour mix
  • 13 grams 1 tablespoon organic cane sugar
  • 5 grams 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • optional but wonderful
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse (Demerara)sugar
  1. preheat oven to 425
  2. stir together plums and sugar
  3. Place plums into baking pan
  4. stir together till one color all dry ingredients
  5. pour in the cream
  6. stir till the batter morphs into a dough with a bit of stiffness
  7. Place balls of the dough atop the plums making sure to leave gaps for the steam to escape.
  8. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  9. Bake till well browned 35-40 minutes


  1. says

    Delicious! Both poem and recipe are so well suited. The Plum Cobbler photo sure does evoke the emotion of the poem. Thanks for participating in the Food Poetry Party!