Friday 30 September 2011

Cheese Cake and Lemonade

Peter Hunt lists food as being one of the vital ingredients in literature for children. It gives a feeling of home. My novel is actually for teens / YA and it’s the love of home meeting the anxiety about losing it that causes some of the tension in the scenes I’m writing now.
Nevertheless, the thought of the homemade cheesecake and the homemade lemonade had my mouth watering as I wrote.
I’m portraying Clara Lehrs as a good homemaker yet she is just about to sell her home. Hani loves her cakes, even though at the moment she can’t enjoy the excellent cheese cake offered by Frau Lehrs. The cake really is symbolising home here for her. Perhaps I’ll include recipes on the web site or in the appendices in the book… 


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