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The importance of food to fantasy fiction

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” — J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973)

One of the parts of worldbuilding I enjoy is the creation of food for my story characters. It’s very easy to let our characters get caught in a loop of stew and dumplings. Now, I don’t know about you, but that would bore…



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Carolyn McBride

I’m a self-sufficiency enthusiast, an author of novels & short stories, a reader, a gardener, lover of good chocolate, coffee & life in the woods.