Monday, May 2, 2011

Ummm, that book sounds delicious.

Besides writing I have one great passion. Food. I love to cook. I love creating food and finding new recipes. Food holds a power that I find absolutely fascinating. I can eat something and be reminded of a wonderful time in life. Or I can smell something cooking and have a total stomach roll that makes me completely un-hungry (not a word, I know)

Even in writing I think food plays and important role. During "Harry Potter" for instance, every time toast was mentioned I just had to have some. I don't know why, but toast always sounded so good the way Ms. Rowling described it.

During "The Hunger Games" I found my self eating a lot of cheese and crackers.

During "These is my words" chili always sounded good.

Then, during one of my latest reads "Jane Austen Ruined my Life" Tea and something sweet.

Food is such a fundamental part of life that it wouldn't seem right if we didn't have some sort of attachment to it. What about you? Have you had any out-there cravings while reading? Or perhaps a favorite snack when you cuddle up with any book? Let's hear about it! Then maybe we can exchange recipes, or books.


Scott Niven said...

So funny reading this. Last summer, when I was reading The Windup Girl, I think I ate Thai food for almost every meal!

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

I think I'd be with you on the toast one. I love toast as a snack :)

BelloftheWeb said...

LOL! When I was in college reading a multitude of textbooks, I always had water and pretzels! Now, its usually a banana or carrots and water. Nothing special, but I like to snack.

J. A. Bennett said...

Scott - I haven't read that one, but I love Thai food, so I will have to take a peek.

Caz - Toast with peanut butter, the breakfast of champions.

Bell - your snacks sound delish!

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

*New Follower*

Yum... Toast with peanut butter.. :)

J. A. Bennett said...

Seriously, one of the best foods ever!

Thanks for the follow!

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

Grapes. Cos I don't have to look, I can just shove my hand in the bowl and I know I'll get one, they're not sticky for messing up the pages, and they're good for you. At all other times I eat crap though.

MikiHope said...

I love to eat and I love to read--not much of a cook though--I am a new follower from Debbie does Coupons Tuesday (I work tomorrow so am doing this all now LOL)

Michele aka MikiHope

Yvonne said...

This really made me chuckle! I am an avid reader and a great lover of food, but I don't know that I've ever related to 2!! Thanks for sharing! ;)

New follower stopping by from Debbie's Tuesday hop, nice to "meet" you!

Niki Hudson said...

So with you on this one. Not sure if it's the power of suggestion or just the link between the senses, a kind of synesthesia that happens between words and food.
For our spring literature circle project, I have my students bring in foods that represent or symbolize the latest book they've read. They have to describe the book and explain the connection to the food item and then we FEAST! Of the four lit. circles we do each year, this one is always my favorite :)

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

I was just thinking about this the other day when I was reading an Enid Blyton book with Mr7 - it was all about packets of sandwiches, slices of cake, bottles of ginger beer... I wanted to be 10 and on my way to boarding school!

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.