Food for Thought

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire

I just handed in my 1st packet of work which concentrated on food and poetry so I thought this quote was appropriate. And my semester continues…

I came across A Food Lover’s Treasury which is a compilation of food in literature. I think its worth a read even if only to see how other writers write about food and how it can tell so much about place, setting, character, the times and so much more. One of my favorite quotes from the book is from P.J. O’Rourke’s Bachelor Home Companion:

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot it turns into wine, something Brussel Sprouts never do.

On that note I’ll be back tomorrow with a writing prompt. Now get back to work!

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