Perhaps you could keep a food diary. Nigel Slater, the chef and writer, said in a recent interview that he has kept a food diary for years. His books all emerge from these daily records of shopping, growing, cooking and eating. Perhaps you could start your writing by listing what you have eaten. Was it … Continue reading What are you eating?
Today’s list is all about food. Think about what you really like to eat. What would be your ideal banquet? What food do you choose when you can? What food have you never eaten but would like to try? What food have you eaten in different places that you would like to be able to … Continue reading A feast!
When Mole first meets Ratty, in The Wind in the Willows, Ratty takes him out on the river. He stows a picnic hamper in the boat and Mole, curious, asks what’s inside it. Ratty replies, There’s cold chicken inside it … coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfranchrollscressandwichespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater – Oh, stop, stop, Mole cries. It is too much. Ratty is worried. ‘Do … Continue reading It’sapicnic!
Let's write about food! Choose something which you've eaten today or yesterday, it could be a snack or a meal, and write in as much detail as possible about your dining experience. Imagine you are an oh-so-snooty restaurant critic. How exactly have your taste buds been tickled? What was the highlight of your munching? How … Continue reading What’s for dinner?
What is your favourite snack? Draw it. Tell us about it. Or draw today’s snack [it might be your favourite anyway]. Can you write instructions for making the best snack in the world? Or the silliest. Here are a couple of verses from a very silly poem by Jeni Smith It’s time for a snickety … Continue reading Snack Time