My stories always seem to feature a lot of tasty treats.
(Or, in the case of The Caretaker and the upcoming Haka Ever After, ALL THE CHEESE.)
I’ll be perfectly honest, half the time, I wind up making myself hungry and get annoyed because I don’t always have access to some of the foods my characters enjoy. One Last Heist was a prime example. Toshiro and Mack indulge quite a bit in the story. I have to live vicariously through them.
Food adds a layer to stories. And I’ve discovered one person’s weird is another’s delicacy.
As an autistic, the smell, texture, spice levels, and even colour of food can affect whether I’ll be able to eat it. I also tend to have weeks and even months where I’ll eat the same meal over and over and over again, much to my hubby’s dismay. =) It’s something I try to stay cognizant of with my autistic characters.
Toshiro’s sister Charlie enjoys having her eggs in a particular way, especially when made by her brother.
The other side of the food coin is weird–odd–gross foods. And I’ll admit that one person’s weird is another’s delicacy.
Here are some of the foods (I find weird) that I’ve tried over the years:
– Blood Sausage.
Ew. Gross. Don’t.
Weird texture. Weird on the outside. Tastes amazing.
– BBQ Stingray
Tried this in Singapore. So good. Silky texture and no odd fishy aftertaste.
– Turtle Soup
This one traumatised me for years. My dad made me try his soup. I was horrified. Also, it was rubbery. But, I had pet turtles, and I had nightmares about eating them. lol
What are the weirdest or most unusual foods/dishes you’ve ever tried?
Do you enjoy learning about foods/dishes in the novels you read?
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