Eggs in Purgatory

Sometimes the way I feel dictates what I cook. Such was the case the other night when I returned from the hospital after my husband underwent emergency surgery. He had been in severe pain and the anguish on his face conjured up in my mind images from Gustave Doré’s illustrations for Dante’s Inferno.

Dore’s Illustration for Inferno, Canto VI

I was going to skip dinner but knew I’d need my strength to face the next day. After finding some left-over marinara in the fridge, I decided on something fast and easy that mirrored my dismal mood: Uova in Purgatorio, Eggs in Purgatory, a dish I’ve written about before here. Somehow, served on a thick slice of toast, they provided the comfort I needed.

7 thoughts on “Musing: Dining à la mood

  1. We are so sorry to hear your husband is ailing. We wish you both strength and courage for whatever lies ahead. We look forward eagerly to the stories you share with us about food, family, and memories. The love you express in your descriptions of food are a balm for our often challenging lives. We’re heartened to know you find some solace as well as sustenance in your kitchen. Stay strong.

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