Food in Fiction – Part 2 – Guest Post…

Delighted to be featured as a guest again on Chris, the story reading ape’s blog, with the second installment of how food can be used in fiction.
As a writer, I find it seeps into my stories a lot. My characters seem to enjoy it. 😊
What about you? Do you like to read books that show real characters with appetites like ours? Does it add flavour to your reading material?

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


Food can play many different roles in fiction writing. It can set a scene, tell much about a character, even become a player in the story. Since it’s important to engage as many of the reader’s senses as possible, food can be a very useful tool in the author’s toolbox since food description can involve sight, sound, texture, taste and smell – all five of the senses. A real bargain package.

According to The Good Food Guide:

“Childrens literature makes for rich pickings when it comes to culinary descriptions: theres moment after juicy moment in Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or James and The Giant Peach.

The description of Amys ‘pickled limesin Louisa May Alcotts Little Women – ‘plump and juicy’ in their moist, brown-paper parcelwith their delicious…

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