Writers’ food for thought

Have you ever wondered about the food/drinks that your favourite author consumes while writing? The New York Times has compiled a list of ‘Favourite Snacks of the Great Writers’ (click on the image for better view). The illustrations were done by Wendy MacNaughton and I love the comic strip look of it!

Food and drinks that fuel author's

Food and drinks that fuel authors’ writing

These writers need certain food and/or drinks to inspire their writing. Daniel Handler, who is more known for his work under the pseudonym ‘Lemony Snicket’, includes raw carrots in his writing rituals. In contrast, Truman Capote consumed a variety of drinks at different hours to fuel his thought processes. I’m slightly surprised that Mary Roach enjoys eating pho with rare beef. I assume someone who writes a non-fictional book about bodies donated to science would not want to eat rare meat.

Do you know other prolific writer who has distinctive food cravings as part of his/her writing ritual? Share with me in the comment box below.


2 thoughts on “Writers’ food for thought

  1. Great post! I don’t know any but I’ll be on the look out now!

  2. Thanks! I really like the illustration so thought it should be featured here!

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