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Not too long ago I read in Writer’s Almanac that Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner favored eggs, broiled steak, and generous servings of coffee every morning before writing novels in his study. It made me curious about other writers’ diet habits and if there is a thread that holds them all together. Here are the highlights of what I found:

Mark Twain liked buttered biscuits and fried chicken.

Truman Capote was a fan of potato salad.

proust snack madeleinesMarcel Proust loved madeleines and espresso. (He drank 16 cups in a row at one time!)

Charles Dickens loved baked apples.

For me, I looooooove bread. With the cool fall weather I’m baking up a loaf of pumpkin bread this weekend. Do you find yourself falling to routine cravings when you write?

snacks for writers

Pumpkin-sunflower bread I made last year.