My favourite subject! I love food and, on one particularly hungry morning, I drafted this:
They’d reached the food part of the Market and the air smelled amazing. Everywhere Anna looked, a new, delicious sight reached her. There were huge barrels of hot honeyed nuts, stuffed pumpkins roasted with onions and potatoes, with tender meats being cooked beside them on spits. Freshly baked pies steamed from stalls on the left, every shape and size, and filled with apples and rhubarb and sugared pears. Fresh fruit was piled high in colourful pyramids, and mountains upon mountains of the strangest sweets Anna had ever seen. There were delicately baked biscuits in the shapes of leaves, iced all the colours of autumn. Sugar mice, chocolate hedgehogs and edible treats in the shape of every woodland animal huddled in sweet, tempting families. And there was bread, freshly baked and scenting the air with a sweetness that made her mouth water.
Food isn’t greatly important to my story or any of my characters (except Gourd Goodfellow), but I did spend a bit of time thinking about what kind of things faeries eat. Obviously, not being human, they can eat things that humans cannot, but below are two recipes that are suitable for both species (as long as they are prepared properly!): Continue reading