Houellebecq on dandelion salad

An instance of realistic detail, & unlooked-for truth, inside the apparatus of political satire:

She’d made a salad of fava beans and dandelion with shaved Parmesan. It was so delicious that for a moment I lost the thread of the conversation.
—Michel Houellebecq, Submission, trans. Lorin Stein (2015)

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