The Writerly Appetite


Did you know Jean-Paul Sartre was obsessed with halva? Or that Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf could have indulged a carb overload with one of their homemade loaves of bread?

Over at The Hairpin, Jane Hu puts together a glossary of favored foods by famous writers. Hu covers everything from caffeine addiction, to the chewing tendencies of Franz Kafka, to Molière’s milk diet.

Rebecca Rubenstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Midnight Breakfast. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco and maintains a healthy relationship with the fog. Rebecca is Interviews Editor Emeritus for The Rumpus. More from this author →