Tasty Tuesday: What Your Favorite Writers Snack On

16 Aug


The New York Times had an article back in July about what writers snack on while they work.  In illustrator Wendy Macnaughton’s “Snacks of the Scribblers,” we discover Lord Byron drank vinegar to keep his weight down and Joyce Maynard eats lime popsicles, among other eccentric eating habits of writers.

Personally, I like to write early on Saturday mornings in the Barnes & Noble Café, where I’ll order a Starbucks caramel latte and whatever sweet strikes my fancy.  Sometimes it gives me sugar-caffeine overload, though, so it’s better if I have a healthy breakfast before going there.

At home, I don’t usually eat when I write.  Dark chocolate usually is a good motivator, though, so sometimes I start and end on a piece of Theo’s Fig, Fennel & Almond bar.

Dear writers, what do you snack on?


4 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday: What Your Favorite Writers Snack On”

  1. Steven Frieson August 16, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    There’s something about beef jerky. It’s pretty filling, you can chew on it for a while, and it’s clean (no greasy, chocolatey, cheesey fingers).

    • Stephanie Nikolopoulos August 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

      Haha! Well, protein will definitely keep you energized!!

      • epallen August 17, 2011 at 1:49 am #

        is cognac considered a snack?

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos August 17, 2011 at 8:20 am #

        Do YOU consider cognac a snack? 😉 I was thinking I should do a post on writers and alcohol b/c I think a lot of people think writers write their best when they’re drinking.

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