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Santuary for Women

Recipes From Authors


Authors like to eat. In days gone by, writers would eat while they wrote on paper or pecked away at a typewriter. Now days, we use computers to draft our novels. I thought it would be fun to share this interesting article on authors and their favorite foods.

While many authors favored liquor and sweets, Walt Whitman knew the value of a good breakfast. In his daybooks, the only two recipes he noted down were both for the morning meal: doughnuts and coffee cake. That’s not to say he limited his coffee cake intake after noon. As he wrote in a letter, “I was foolish enough to take a good strong drink, & eat a couple of slices of rich cake late at night.” Even Whitman was not immune to the allure of the midnight snack. Click here to read more.


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