The food of our book heroes

By Yael Waknin

The food of our book heroes

Regarding the whole subject of food and the dishes in which they eat I have some interesting issues. Well, the truth is I think it’s interested, maybe you will not understand what I want from you but come on, let’s start.


Notice: I had a lot to say about their food, so this post is long. Sorry in advance. Kidding, I’m not apologizing. I worked hard on it, appreciate it๐Ÿค“


Let’s start with the obvious – she knows how to cook, and of course, it’s always – the most amazing cooking in the world. ๐Ÿคค The hero probably doesn’t have a Moroccan mother who would hit him in the head if she heard him frantically enjoying other woman’s food (Not me! I am a Romanian mother, and my husband cooks ๐Ÿ˜‰).

There’s a typical meal that someone is always cooking in books – and that’s spaghetti and garlic bread. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž Always. In every book, it must appear.

The heroine did not eat all day, and suddenly she smelled the spaghetti and garlic bread (which this time the hero cooked), and her stomach started rumbling loud and then she squealed ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ “Oh, I’m probably starving” ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ (and I’m telling you now – Do not say that you also forget to eat! Not in my world ๐Ÿ˜ก)

Of course, our hero also sins by “forgetting” to eat, and his stomach growled like a hungry toad the second he smells the food. ๐Ÿœ

If she eats at his mother / his grandmother / his sister / his aunt on his neighbor’s side / his cousin on the milkman’s side or the cleaner who leaves him food in the oven – this is the ** most ** delicious food she ate. ๐Ÿคฅ

I swear I read a book she ate a sandwich his mom made and almost came on the spot because “it was the most delicious sandwich I’ve ever eaten” – ๐Ÿคจ How old are you? Jeez! It’s just a sandwich ๐Ÿฅ™

She offers him to try some restaurant which is, of course, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant ๐Ÿฅซ and not a restaurant that has to sell a kidney to eat there. He’s a little skeptical and does not understand why he goes to a restaurant where the food does not cost like a villa in Miami ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ but he agrees because he loves her so much. Then he takes a bite of the variety of delicacies on the table and says in amazement ๐Ÿ˜ฎ – “Wow, it’s delicious!” – ๐Ÿคจ Yeah, not fishy at all. Probably tomorrow, the restaurant will shut down due to health Hazzard.ย 

It’s not exactly food, food but it’s related๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

They always have an empty spot for them in the restaurant – and not just a spot – it’s always in a quiet corner by the window.๐Ÿคซ

Let’s not forget that the loaded hero takes her to the most expansive restaurant in the whole universe, but when she opens the menu, she does not see prices? ๐Ÿงพ (but he does make sure to tell us, readers, that he has prices, he just made sure she won’t know how much everything costs). ๐Ÿงฎ

But actually, why a menu?

They always order the same thing! ๐Ÿฅฉ๐Ÿฅ”

He ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ “I will take steak and potato slices.”

She ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป “I will take potato and steak slices.”

And here the guy falls even more in love because she is a girl who knows how to eat! Not like his ex, who just ordered a salad with no sauce, no nuts, no carbs, and with spit from the chef. ๐Ÿฅ—

But our heroine will also not refuse the crazy insane chocolate dessert ๐Ÿฅง she weighs 25 kilos. Where does she have room for dessert after the steak?! Like, I also always have a place for dessert after dinner. Still, we are not talking about me ๐Ÿคซ (and the fact that I do not have a chocolate cake emoji is already a glitch ๐Ÿ™„).

And she asks him, “Don’t you eat the dessert?” (And in the head, of course, screams in happiness because now everything is for her ๐Ÿ„)

And the guy in love replies to her, “No – put in an affectionate nickname – I ordered it for you๐Ÿฆƒ

Awwww, what a man! He’s one of those who loves curves and probably hopes that everything went straight to her thighs ๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿซ

So after they have eliminated the steak, potatoes, dessert, and sometimes even a glass of wine, beer, champagne, and coffee – they return to his place and rave in bed until morning … ๐Ÿ˜ฑ stoppp. No. Way. Its. True!!! ๐Ÿคฅ

Yeah, the post is long, and I never got to say something about the Bananas, but it does not matter. Let’s agree that there are all kinds of foods and permanent situations!

๐ŸŒ Banana and granola bar – if she’s in a hurry to work and that’s what she takes for the road.

๐Ÿฅž Pancakes – if he is a single dad and prepares it for her and his child in the morning or prepares it for them because she is such a lovely and motherly character.

๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ Cheeseburger and fries – she eats it and enjoys every bite, and he is ecstatic that she is not like the ex who just ordered a salad and would separate the lettuce from the tomato.

๐Ÿฅ› Breakfast cereals – the same goes for single dads (When a teenager is getting ready for school).

๐Ÿฅ˜ ๐Ÿฅก ๐Ÿ• Indian food, Chinese food, and pizza – the regular takeaway foods – and yes, I’m jealous because I want pizza, and I’m lactose intolerant!

And after all that – admit that you’re like me – I always exactly want what they eat after they describe their delicacies because “this is the most delicious food they’ve ever eaten” – what, they forcibly wish to me to drool?? ๐Ÿคค

Is there any point in talking about drinking as well? No, right?

After all, it’s whiskey ๐Ÿฅƒ for manly man, and it’s wine ๐Ÿท for the gentle soul heroine.

I do not want you to forget.


The posts (even those long ones that exhaust you) are written with love, laughter, humor, nonsense, fun and hope that the talented writers will continue to write cheering books ๐Ÿฅ‚

Yael Waknin
Yael Waknin
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