A few months ago, I ventured into the blogging world somewhat reluctantly. But now, my feet are a bit wet, and I’m ready for the next step. A theme. (This is why this post is advanced beginner blogging ). I’ve mulled over ideas from the ridiculous to the commonplace and finally settled on one.
While retaining every blogger’s rights to post whatever-they-like, I’m going to try and write a weekly post relating books and food. You know the kind of connection I mean. You read a book, and whatever the characters are eating makes you want to go rummage through the cupboards for a snack. For me, this is always surprising. For example, even though I’m a vegetarian, whenever I read Jane Austen, I want to eat some sort of meat, typically a ham. I’m not sure why this is so. Perhaps it’s the influence of the BBC adaptations, where the characters spend an inordinate amount of time cutting their food into tiny pieces and chewing in a very proper British way.
My one disclaimer is that, though I can cook, I don’t love to cook. Furthermore, I am not a gourmand. Even if I were, it wouldn’t matter, because not all book-inspired recipes may be dishes one actually wants to eat. So, I will endeavor to post interesting connections between eating and reading, and it will be up to you to try the recipe or the book (preferably at the same time).