DUTCH SINGLE-PRICE COMPANY AMSTERDAM

As truly Dutch as pea soup with diced bacon. One nation all, though school children are at their texting, foursomes at the chat. And down my neck pink Fristi some child’s shaken. The oldies here consume their daily ration of mishmash, kale and sausage, on their plate a paper serviette to keep things straight. And…

The New Fish

Already when the specimen was being served adjoining tables stopped the digging of further trenches in the chestnut purée, the spading of curled-up lettuce leaves stagnates, wines linger in lifted glasses: this fish is not the usual feast of the deep. A revelation, hauled it would seem from primordial waters. Though head and tail-fin gone,…