I don’t know of anyone
who can live without it. When the aroma fills the room, it seduces our mind and
body. It’s an out of body experience when it graces the tongue and our taste buds
express disgust or delight. We all share a fondness for food!
We need food for nourishment
but it’s also an aphrodisiac. It can explain why food magazines invest money in
food photography. The reader cannot smell it; so they create an unbelievable
visual experience. There is a science to it but it’s not my expertise. I
specialize in eating and writing.
I was fortunate to come
across an author who blends the best of both worlds, food and writing. Author
Genevieve Scholl allowed me to read a scene from her upcoming novel. I was impressed
with her ability to invoke similar feelings that one experiences when eating
food. The way she wrote about food made my taste buds salivate. It was like
reading a scratch and sniff book.
So, I challenged myself
to write about food. The following passage is my attempt.
cut into the center of the turf. Steam
rose from the plate releasing a whiff of pepper, garlic and bacon around her.The hearty surf oozed melted butter and a hint of melon. She cringed at the
thought of the juices colliding. Kelley liked her food untainted, but he took
the liberty to order for her. She glanced at him and hoped he did not notice
Writing about food
seems easy but it is harder than you think. I did a decent job but there is
always room for improvement. It’s clear Genevieve Scholl has perfected the art
of writing about food and I suspect she may be a great cook!