Monday, January 11, 2010

Foodie Child

Hello! So here I am, up far too late, waiting for my hair to dry with nothing to do. My thoughts have wandered to something that I think is quite interesting, and I figure there can never be enough posts, so I might as well share it with you!

I have no idea how this popped into my mind...but I realized that I have been a food addict since childhood! For some reason I was thinking about the books I loved when I was younger, and I realized that the two books that were my absolute favorite, and that I begged to have read to me over and over again, were based on FOOD!

The first of my favorites is "Chicken Soup with Rice" by Maurice Sendak. I must have had this read to me a thousand times. Most kids loved "Where The Wild Things Are", but nope, not me...I was all about the soup. The title of this lovely book alone still to this day makes my mouth water. I will have to make chicken soup with rice one day in dedication to Sendak!

The second all time fav is "Bread and Jam for Frances" by Russell Hoban. Now THIS was a book! "Chicken Soup with Rice" was about food, yes, but it's larger topic was all the months, but this gorgeous book focused on food, and food alone! I remember requesting Mom to make me all the meals that Frances was offered, and then (finally) ate in this book! I ate alot of bread and jam during this period of my life, too.

These two literary gems just may have had a big something to do with my obsession of anything and everything edible! If you haven't read them...I suggest you do! No matter what age you are! I hope you all enjoy!




Angela said...

Food is all about relationships with people you love. When, how and who you eat with is as important as what you eat. There are no picky eaters in my mind, only pacifiers and pretenders of picky eating. The only concession I give to specific food aversions are to vegetarians. It is ok in my book not to eat meat because of the intimate relationship humans have come to have with animals and also, simply the texture. If you grew up a vegetarian, that would be very hard to adjust to.

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