My friend Pancho has a habit of closing his eyes when he eats something he really, really enjoys. When I first witnessed this habit, he was eating uni at an all-you-can-eat sushi place. (How much does Pancho love uni? To quote him, “Uni-quivocably, uni-laterally, uni-nanimously!!!”) The second time I saw him closing his eyes while eating, he was savoring a tripe soup. It was like the whole world needed to be dialed down so he could enjoy that fleeting moment of pleasure.
I think it’s an awesome habit. Pancho is a cool cat.
If I had to pick one dish that gives me a Pancho moment, it would be roasted bone marrow on toast.Read More