Food and characters enjoying a meal together often play a big part in my books.
In fact, in my book, Carmen’s Journey of Courage, I think I had the people enjoying the cuisine of Mexico City in every other scene. That may have been a little overkill. Ha Ha!
The family table (even if “family” is just your roommate) provides a bond like very few other activities can. Sharing a dish from a different culture invites one into that culture. Enjoying a favorite meal with friends and family creates memories.
In The Fragrance of Violets, food plays a less important role, nevertheless we find Fiona and Lottie eating pizza—a lot. In fact, we discover Lottie is crazy about pizza.
Because the story takes place in cities near the beach, the characters visit seaside restaurants. Trevor takes Fiona on a date to one.
They also enjoy chai tea in a late-night café. And then there was the molten chocolate lava cake. Yum!
What family dish is the quickest way to transport you back to your childhood? Do you have an ethnic dish you like to share with others?
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Kay Enderlin says
It’s not a ethnic meal but it’s a downhome old fashioned meal.
My mother made the best roast beef gravy mashed potatoes corn with butter.
It was a meal to die or I wish she was still here.
Everybody tells me I make a pretty good roast and maybe I take after her.
She had nine children six girls and three boys. That’s a lot of cooking meals. 😍❣️‼️
Susan Beatty says
Wow! That is a lot of meals. I love roast beef, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Thank you for commenting.
Eating breakfast for supper is always a fun memory! We still do that with our kids every few weeks.
Susan Beatty says
I love breakfast for dinner. My husband, not so much. Ha Ha. Thank you for commenting.
Nancy Brashear says
The ambiance of eating along the Southern California coast in Orange County adds to the feeling tone of this novel. Thanks for adding them in (although it might make a reader want to snack!).