A few years ago, I showed you some of the things Ciel eats and drinks in In a Fix (click here if you're curious).
Well, she's still eating and drinking (and *ahem* "merry-ing") her way through Quick Fix.
For instance, she enjoys some yummy Thai food, including Drunken Noodles, with friends and family at her D.C. condo...
|By Elliot from Castro Valley, California, USA (Drunken Noodles) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons|
Has a few too many Manhattans at the Come as You Aren't Party...
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And finds out stale popcorn is not the hangover remedy she hoped it would be...
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|By Scott Ehardt (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
|By Renee Comet (Photographer) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
|By www.bluewaikiki.com (originally posted to Flickr as Summer Raspberries) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons|
Obviously, I think food is a great prop in a book. Food is fun. It engages the readers' senses, which is always a good thing.
This guy obviously agrees with me:
|By Syed Abdul Khaliq from Shah Alam, Malaysia (Unta@Camel Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons|
If not, what's your favorite food and/or drink in real life?
Yep, I use food and drink, too. Like all kinds of yummy stuff at a ladies' card party... and steamed crabs... kielbasa... a scene about an unexpected "secret ingredient" in crab cakes... a ham and potato salad sandwich on rye... beer, too much beer. (I don't care for it, but one of my characters does.)And lots more. Come to think of it, my characters enjoy food and drink almost as much as I do.
I don't know if you've read any of her books, but Faye Kellerman always has terrific food scenes in her books.
Happy Hump Day!
Cinnamon rolls are currently my drug of choice.
YES!! I love to mix food in my writing--probably because I love both. LOL
Favorite drink is a margarita (made fresh--no sour mix)
I do use food and drink! Mostly Tex-Mex, BBQ, and seafood, since my books are set at the Texas Gulf Coast. Drink-wise, I usually stick to beer, wine, and coffee. Or water. But I'm fancying things up a bit in my WIP :)
Sneaky way to get that camel in LOL!
In my WIP, I use the lack of food. My MC comes home to an empty fridge (forgot to shop again) and has to sift through some pretty sad leftovers hunting for something edible.
Love the carrot chomping camel.
I love that Ciel gets to eat well! Hmmm, playing with raspberries... now I'm intrigued.
Of course there's always lots of food in my books. Beer and spicy chicken wings seem to make frequent appearances, but Aydan gets to chow down on everything from gourmet goodies to peanut butter and beef jerky.
Crap, now my stomach's growling...
I like to include food and drink in my writing. Even better is the research part. If I mention a character drinking a glass of red for example you can be sure I've tried a Merlot and a Shiraz and a Cabernet Shiraz and maybe a Pinot Noir to see which would be best for them.
Sometimes I'll try a couple of whites and a G&T too as as alternatives. Research can never be too thorough.
Being a chef in real life food takes a huge spot in my books.
i think you should ice cream because it is sexy and yummy. now i know that ice cream is over when comes to the sexiness but it all depends on the flavor that you use. every one always uses chocolate or vanilla but what if you used a different flavor instead?
I remember those - especially the popcorn [g]
Oh my gosh this post made me hungry! I love Thai food and those noodles look so yummy. Although I'm totally pathetic because the pop-tarts are the things I want the most LOL. I am obsessed with frosted pop-tarts. :D
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