Ten – Connor Joel

There are secrets to the process:
brown, do not burn the garlic
clean the hearts before you slice them in
drain off the excess tallow, skim the surface
cut through the bright red cayenne heat with earthy cumin
boil off the alcohol, but not too far
simmer, stirring in the semi-sweets
slice in four uneven rounds of navel orange.
Paramount: be present. Taste as you go.

Serve into bowls for company.

Connor is a writer and editor, living in Northwest Indiana and Boston, Massachusetts. Follow him on Twitter @keepthemuse for topics like flour, flirting, fanfiction, and the process of becoming a literary highwayman in real time.