What’s this about then?

People have to eat, authors have to write – so food is an obvious source of literary inspiration – a dripping roast you might say. 

Proust’s famous ‘Madeleine Moment’ is a vivid example of how food and imagination can, and do, combine intelligently and elegantly.

Marcel Proust

Cup of tea and biscuit please.

Food appears again and again in books, offering up delicious mental images of  the taste, smell, and look of human sustenance in all its multifarious forms.

Here are 100 random examples to feed your epicurean longings.

Bon Appetit.



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