Smooth: good. Wrinkled: bad. Standard policy in many a household, especially for linens and skin. Smooth suggests order, freshness, vitality. Wrinkled suggests ruin.
Exceptions abound: The crinkled face of the poppy. The creased and crumpled high-fashion frock. The green bean.
Fresh off the vine, the green bean offers a smooth hand and crisp bite. Steamed, it blushes verdant and vibrant. If not terribly flavorful.
Alternatively, the green bean can be roasted and stir-fried into wrinkly excess. In this state, the…