Yesterday, I had a very sore throat, so I thought I’d make myself a hot toddy with tea, honey, lemon, and Captain Morgan’s 100 Proof Spice Rum. Ahem, did I mention I had a VERY sore throat? I had all the ingredients except the lemon. I dragged my sick butt and more sore throat to the grocery store for one lousy lemon. Actually, I drove to Walmart. Believe it or not, they only sold lemons by the bag. Funny, I remember they used to be 5 or 10 cents each – now I had to buy a whole freakin’ bag?!!
Thankfully, the produce guy just took one out of the bag and I was able to buy one lemon for a whopping 25 cents. Damn, inflation is a son-of-a-gun. Maybe that one lemon costs 25 cents because it was so huge. Take a look at it. I couldn’t resist snapping a picture. It’s like this thing is on Miracle-Gro!
This got me to thinking about how to incorporate food into romance novels. Don’t ask me how my thoughts wandered in that direction. My mind is convoluted with disgusting thoughts sometimes – you don’t even want to try to figure out what I’m thinking. At any rate, I want to know what books or movies do you remember primarily because they had scenes that dealt with food? I’ve listed some below. Please feel free to add to the list, whether you’re a writer or a reader.
- 9 1/2 Weeks (I don’t even know what it was about. I just remember Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke eating off each other)
- Chocolat (Never saw it, but any movie with Johnny Depp is going to be weird)
- When Harry Met Sally (Okay, you know I’m thinking of Meg Ryan in the restaurant getting her big “O” on)
- Romancing the Chef – Robyn Amos (Great book, by the way)
- Beauty and the Feast – Julia Barrett
- Taste of Desire – Kayla Perrin
- Just One Taste – Celeste Norfleet
- In Her Wildest Dreams – Farrah Rochon
- What Love Tastes Like – Zuri Day
- Cooking with Sin – Koko Brown
- The Bride Wore Chocolate – Shirley Jump