Thursday, August 28, 2008

Food and Sex (a Quickie)

And no, it's not what you were expecting. Sorry, I really should have gone into (false) advertising instead. :-)

DELICIOUS begins with a quote from M.F.K. Fisher, from her foreword to The Gastronomical Me:

When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it...and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied."


I've been reading M.F.K. Fisher again lately. And working on NOT QUITE A HUSBAND, in which one of the couple's biggest problems during their married life--though no one was ever so ungenteel as to bring it up--was the heroine's reluctance in the bedchamber, a stand-in for all their other problems. And suddenly I thought, what M.F.K. Fisher wrote about hunger for food could be equally well applied to the other driving human hunger. To wit:

When I write about desire, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the love of it...and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied."


And that is why I write about desire.

4 comments:

EmilyBryan said...

It's ok that you teased us with the title of this post. I once did a blog titled "My husband didn't know he married a hooker." It was about setting writing hooks at the end of chapters. (Eyes rolling)

At the risk of sounding like a fan-girl, I have to say your work is brilliant. I just finished DELICIOUS and didn't want it to end. It was a feast for the heart.

And yes, I blogged about it.

Sherry Thomas said...

LOL, Emily, the hooker bit is too funny.

And I'm so glad you liked Delish!

Cher said...

I will definitely sound like a "fan girl" and say that Sherry, you are indeed brilliant. Delicious was well--DELISH!

Thanks for a fabulous read. Have a great weekend.

Cher

Sherry Thomas said...

Thank you, Cher! And a very fabulous weekend to you too.