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Pie, pancakes, oysters, booze, and a wafer-thin mint—coming right up Pie, pancakes, oysters, booze, and a wafer-thin mint—coming right up

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s pea soup from hell on the face of a priest. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the history of storytelling.

Feast rules: Eat now, worry later Feast rules: Eat now, worry later

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s a grape you were absolutely, explicitly told not to eat. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the history of…

Breakfast: Simple foods for complicated lives Breakfast: Simple foods for complicated lives

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s a bit of roasted snake, killed an inch from Jaime Lannister’s ear as he slept—which would have been a shit way to die. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature…

Pie is kind of asking for it Pie is kind of asking for it

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s Chiron and Demetrius, baked in that pie whereof their mother daintily hath fed, eating the flesh that she herself hath bred. Food Fiction is an ongoing…

Don’t eat that! Don’t eat that!

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes—(slaps berries from hand)… That’s nightlock! You’d be dead in a minute! Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the…

Learning about love from meatballs, gnocchi, lobsters, and sandwiches Learning about love from meatballs, gnocchi, lobsters, and sandwiches

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it crawls behind the refrigerator and will show up in your bed at night. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the…

Tastes like betrayal Tastes like betrayal

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s got too many onions, but it’s still a very good sauce. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the history of…

From figgy pudding to candy to roast beast, Christmas means carnage From figgy pudding to candy to roast beast, Christmas means carnage

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes, it’s one of the four food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, or syrup. Food Fiction is an…

Violating the turkey: An American holiday tradition Violating the turkey: An American holiday tradition

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes, if this turkey tastes half as good as it looks, we’re all in for a very big treat. Food Fiction is an…

A visit from the scary food critic A visit from the scary food critic

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s how the fairy folk back home cure their three-day stubble. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that…

The pleasures and limitations of food porn The pleasures and limitations of food porn

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s “[closes eyes in amazement, savors, makes pleasure-noises].” Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the…

Why we trust those who love basic food Why we trust those who love basic food

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, and sometimes it’s damn good coffee—and hot! Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the history of storytelling.

Chewing the fat: Tables set the stage for the best speeches Chewing the fat: Tables set the stage for the best speeches

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s guacamole—made right here at the table! Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of the most memorable foods in the history of storytelling.

Sandwiches: A quick reference guide to any cartoon character Sandwiches: A quick reference guide to any cartoon character

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s a hamburger for which you’ll be paid Tuesday. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at…

How the structure of restaurants breeds rebellion How the structure of restaurants breeds rebellion

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s not available, because we stopped serving breakfast at 11:30. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature…

Cheesecake, jelly roll, lobsters, egg yolks, and staying ahead of censors Cheesecake, jelly roll, lobsters, egg yolks, and staying ahead of censors

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s jelly, ’cause jam don’t shake like that. Food Fiction is an ongoing feature that looks at some of…

Nobody serves up a metaphor for finding one’s self like a French chef Nobody serves up a metaphor for finding one’s self like a French chef

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s something that an American is never going to pronounce properly no matter how hard he or she…

From Sweeney to Hannibal: What did you say Soylent Green was again? From Sweeney to Hannibal: What did you say Soylent Green was again?

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s just a scoop of Ray Liotta’s pre-frontal lobe, which they say is the seat of good manners. Food…

No one enjoys restaurant table talk and significant food more than Tarantino No one enjoys restaurant table talk and significant food more than Tarantino

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s a pretty fuckin’ good milk shake, maybe not worth five dollars, but pretty fuckin’ good. Food…

From the kitchens of Roseanne Conner and Carmela Soprano… From the kitchens of Roseanne Conner and Carmela Soprano…

Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action, sometimes it’s a crucial staging platform for exposition, and sometimes it’s just a stick of dynamite with two smaller sticks of dynamite stuck on the side—lit and served up…

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