"There is no love sincerer than the love of food."
- George Bernard Shaw
I've been thinking a lot about food lately. Mostly because I spent the past three months in physical and emotional agony due to something I let slip into my diet--soy. Good riddance! I'm feeling much better now, thank you.
Then I noticed a lot of my writing partners talking about the benefit of food journals.
And then I got to thinking about how food comes into play in the stories we read and write. Food, or the lack thereof, has been a major issue in my last two novels. In my first novel, I had my MC enjoy all the fabulous treats that are forbidden to me. My latest character has a thing for gummy worms. I've become a gummy bird. Hmmm.
I've also noticed the effect food has on me when I'm reading novels. The mere description of Chinese food sent me racing for the phone to have my husband bring home take-out last week.
So how does food influence your writing and reading? Do you ever find yourself reaching for the foods in your stories or the stories you are reading?