Elle Jauffret

Legal Mind ~ Writer ~ Fork Handler

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 The Writing Fork: Fiction You Can Taste                                                             (short-order fiction created while I cooked, dishes based on books I enjoyed, and experiences that have opened my literary appetite)


Meal from JOYLAND by Stephen King

Aug 24, 2015

Tuna-and-macaroni salad, smoothie, and Fig Newtons from JOYLAnd by Stephen King

The story: a 21 year-old boy’s summer, at Joyland amusement park in North Carolina in 1973.

Excerpt from JOYLAND by Stephen King (First hard case crime edition: June 2013; paper back): “I went into the little control shack, found a good-sized Tupperware container, and popped it open. By the time Lane was back on the ground, the tuna-and-macaroni was in my stomack and I was tamping it down with a couple …

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Cornmeal pancakes and toasts from ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake

Aug 20, 2015

Cornmeal pancakes and toasts topped with jam.

The story: a 17 year-old ghost hunter meets a type of phantom he has never faced before.

“[…] My mother asks while standing over the griddle making us cornmeal pancakes. […] She sets a plate of pancakes and toast down in front of me, each topped with a pile of what I desperately hope to be strawberry jam. […] It came, charmingly, in the mail. My name and address on a coffee-stained envelope, and inside just one scrap of paper with Anna’…

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Apple strudel from THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker

Aug 17, 2015

Apple strudel from THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI by Helene Wecker.

The story: the separate journeys of a Golem and a Jinni who discover New York in 1899 and cross paths.

"The Golem went to the Rabbi’s that night carrying an apple strudel carefully, wrapped. She walked with long strides, stretching her legs, feeling the cold night air settle into her body. Lamps glowed in the windows as she passed.     […] She went to the kitchen, set down the strudel, and lit a lamp, her anxiety growing." E…

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A meal from THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman

Aug 4, 2015

Beetroot-barley-stew-soup and onion-beetroot-tomato salad from THE GRAVEYARD BOOK  by Neil Gaiman.

The story: the childhood of a boy raised by the ghosts of an old graveyard.

 “She had put two plastic containers on the tabletop, and opened the lids. She pointed to the first. “It’s beetroot-barley-stew-soup.” She pointed to the second. “Is salad. Now, you eat both […] Bod was hungry. He took a plastic spoon, dipped it into the purple-red stew and ate. […] “Now the sal…

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