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gourmand
  • One who eats to excess.
  • A lover of good food.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your relationship with food.

Art Prompt: Gourmand

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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I made soup tonight
and all my ancestors danced
in the pot, with the barley
the beans, the knuckle and neck bones,
enriching this brew;
Here women joined
love and ancient wisdom, the knowledge
salt and pepper bring; Secrets
that are ritual and legacy.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story that involves food and magic.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel about cooking? 

Art Prompt: Cooking magic

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the magic of cooking your own food.

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When I was twelve years old I accidentally substituted salt for sugar in a cake recipe. –Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the craziest kitchen accident you’ve ever had.

Art Prompt: Kitchen mishap

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story about a mistake in the kitchen.

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tiffin n
  • (Britain, India) A light midday meal or snack; luncheon.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite tiffin?

Art Prompt: Tiffin

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

Photo Credit: Bunches and Bits {Karina} on Flickr

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war cake noun
A kind of cake made from the limited ingredients available in wartime.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about how you feel when you have to give something up.

Art Prompt: War cakes

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

Girls at clam bake presided over by Alfred Keith, Little Sandy Pond, Bryantville section of Pembroke

A clam-bake is a delight wherever and whenever partaken of, but when it is prepared in the piney woods of Cape Cod by the inimitable skippers of Buzzards Bay it is something that is not to be forgotten. It is a joy, from the gathering of the first stone to the swallowing of the last possible clam. –Suppers: Novel Suggestions for Social Occasions by Paul Pierce

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story set at a clam bake.

Journaling Prompt: Reminisce about your favorite outdoor meal.

Art Prompt: Clam Bake

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience an amusing story about an outdoor meal you shared with family and/or friends.

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Best Mexican Food in Arizona

repast

noun

  1. a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating: to eat a light repast.
  2. a meal: the evening repast.
  3. the time during which a meal is eaten; mealtime.
  4. Archaic. the taking of food, as at a meal.
  5. Obsolete, food.

verb (used without object)

  1. to eat or feast (often followed by on or upon).

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your favorite repast.

Art Prompt: Repast

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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Honey provided Democritus with a simpler satisfaction, in fact the final satisfaction in the life of the philosopher who advocated the pursuit of happiness through moderation in pleasure… The story goes that when the old man, who had always lived frugally, felt his end approaching after 109 well-spent years, he decided to omit some item from his diet every day. When there was nothing left to omit, the celebration of Demeter was in progress, and he did not want to commit the solecism of dying. He had a pot of honey brought to him, and absorbed only its fragrance by raising it to his nostrils. Once the festival was over, the pot of honey was taken away and he died. –The History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a food that has the power to give and take life.

Journaling Prompt: If you had to give up all food but one, what would you choose and why?

Art Prompt: Honey

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the health benefits of honey OR tell your audience about the health benefits of moderation.

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The Hunt

Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

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Cuy, anyone?

I remember a story, perhaps apocryphal, about a woman who asked an anthropologist about the strangest thing he’d ever had to eat. Although I don’t remember the answer verbatim, he replied that his strangest breakfast consisted of the greased and heated remains of an unborn bird, served on a cooked paste made from ground up wheat. It was an egg on toast. The anthropologist was being a tad obnoxious, but he had a point. Everything that’s normal to us seems weird to someone else. –Esther Ingliss-Arkell

Fiction Writing Prompt: Add to your character sketch. What are your character’s favorite foods? What is the most unusual thing he or she has ever eaten? Is your character an adventurous eater or a creature of habit?

Journaling Prompt: What is the strangest thing you ever ate?

Art Prompt: The strangest thing you ever ate.

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Entertain your audience with a humorous story about the strangest thing you ever ate.

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