14 Responses

  1. Didi
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    This post makes me hungry! 😀
    Proof that reading about food in whatever form, articles or story, could boost my appetite. I’ve no preference on what mentioned on the pages – pies, meat, cakes, desserts, anything – I virtually gained pounds just from writing this. LOL.

  2. susana
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    Reading makes me hungry for sure. It started when I was a kid, with Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five, and it’s continued ever since. That’s why I always try to have some more or less healthy snack at hand when I’m reading (mostly some home-made dark chocolate cookies… that counts as healthy, doesn’t it) to accompany my Earl Grey Cream tea…

  3. dee
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    Very interesting post. I’ve never looked at food in stories the way you described. Guess I’ll have a new angle reading from now on 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. 16forward
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    I know what you mean about food giving us a glimpse into the lives of the characters… the amount of food they can afford… Just look at Adam in ‘ Candy Man’ by Amy Lane! The sandwiches he gives/receives mean more than just a meal to stave off hunger. They mean someone cares…

  5. MarilynA
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    I love books with the food as a background and telling device about the characters. Especially when one of the guys is a good cook and pleases the other with his expertise in the kitchen. Especially at breakfast!

  6. H.B.
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    I can understand food in books making readers crave the same food. I love watching food shows and reading about it but I rarely indulge in the same foods I read or see on tv.


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