Tuesday, October 15, 2013

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph #35

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. It's an opportunity to share the first paragraph(s) of a book I am currently reading or planning to read sometime soon.

This week I'm featuring the opening paragraph from Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen, which I recently borrowed in electronic format from the New York Public Library.

 Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites  


~ Often, whenever I come up against anything painful or difficult, my mind escapes to food.  I am sure I am far from alone in this.  Even if I'm too upset to eat, just the thought of a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup is warm and cozy and savory and comforting.  Unlike memories, emotions, experiences, food is an irrefutable fact, a bit of physical nourishment, and when it's gone, it's gone.

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?  Mmmm...grilled cheese and tomato soup.  A comforting thought and taste, especially with the hint of fall in the air here in New York.  We all have food associations, many of them emotional.  Described as a mouthwatering literary memoir, I have just begun reading Christensen's thoughts on food and how it relates to her life, mindful of my own relationship with food.

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