Food.  Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks.  We love to eat, and as writers, we need to know how to describe food so our readers can enjoy the meal we serve them through the written word.

The Exercise

Describe a meal in as much detail as possible using the five senses.  Whether it’s coffee and toast or a three-course meal, give the reader a true sense of being there and experiencing the meal with you.  

You can also describe the room’s location, temperature, weather outside, or whatever helps convey the meal to the reader.


Have some fun with it and… 

  • Describe in detail all your meals during the day.
  • Describe all your lunches for a week.
  • Go out to eat at a new place and describe the meal you get there.
  • Go to a familiar restaurant, order something new, and write about it.

Happy Writing and Eating, and I’ll see you next time!

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