Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Three Course Meal


Photo courtesy of Maksym Dragunov

Photo courtesy of Maksym Dragunov

I’m a food lover. I like to cook it, smell it, and eat it. And in a way, I think writing and books are a lot like food. Okay, so before you dismiss me off as a food nut, keep reading and tell me what you think.

The Three Course Meal:

Appetizer (beginning)- This tantalizes you, wets your palette. A good book will do just that.
Main Dish (middle)- Here you are served the ‘meat’ of the meal. It should fill you up and satisfy. Loaded up on flavor to entice your appetite all the way to the end.
Dessert (the end)- A finish with a sweet flair (or bittersweet, if having coffee). Lean back and savor.

Are you still with me? I’m going to take this one step further. Every story has its own flavor, whether it’s spicy with a kick or creamy and rich. And if you’re like me, you have particular favorites (chocolate please!).

Some examples of recent books I’ve read and how they relate to food:
just one wishJust One Wish by Janette Raillson- Ice Mocha (a caffeinated type of MC, but with a bittersweet ending)


Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard- Traditional English breakfast, complete with Earl Grey Tea.

confessionsConfessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella- Caviar. Need I say more?

bad kitty'

Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe- Spicy Mexican

How about you? What food comes to mind with the latest book you’ve read?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly Polark 09.01.09 at 6:26 am

I am reading Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris right now, and all I can think of is a rare steak with a bottle of Tru Blood synthetic blood drink!

Kim Kasch 09.01.09 at 7:38 am

Well with Undead and Unwed it would be tea or red wine ;)

With Mastering the Art of French Cooking – it would be crepes suzette or fondue or …

Christina Farley 09.01.09 at 2:13 pm

Oh these are good!

Kate Fall 09.03.09 at 1:15 pm

Oh no, I just finished WINTERGIRLS, where the main character is anorexic. The flavor is that of food withheld: looking through the window at the marvelous restaurant in your picture and never being allowed in.

I’ll have to add JUST ONE WISH to my mental TBR pile. The other three are already on the pile but I haven’t read any of them.

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