Feast or Food Show (Prompt 7)


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What comes to your mind when I say “Feast”. Is it famine? Thanksgiving with its lush spread?  Do you imagine Castles, Kings and Queens? Or do you immediately imagine lavishly overflowing tables full of food as in the Harry Potter scenes where the students gather to eat anything but cafeteria food, thanks to Dumbledorf’s magic. Whatever comes to your mind here is your chance to create an imaginary feast or remember a shared feast among friends. A feast usually commemorates an event or person, is an abundant and rich meal and can have entertainment with many guests or simply be a feast set before one or for two…

You get to choose all the food and courses to be served at a sumptuous feast. You choose the decor, the entertainment, every last detail! Describe it all, invite whomever you’d like – and since this is imaginary, don’t hold back there! It can be as simple or decadent as you’d like. It can be spiritual or hedonistic. Let your writing lead you and enjoy the journey!


1. You have just been given your own Cooking/Food Show. Your budget is unlimited. (Ha!) You can choose the kitchen decor for the show, you can choose and describe the focus and theme, you can be as creative as your heart desires. Are you a Giada, Barefoot Contessa or Buddy Valastro? Do you host a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives or Semi-Homemade style of show? Do you favor Alton Brown or Paula Deen for style…if you enjoy cooking shows, you can have fun exploring your faves or create your own unique style and perspective! Take it wherever it leads. Don’t be afraid to use dialogue in your writing to help us see your persona.


Springboard off of any of the following quotes:

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
Charles Caleb Colton

It always depresses me when people moan about how commercial Christmas is. I love everything about it. The tradition of having this great big feast, slap bang in the middle of winter, is an essential thing to look forward to at the end of the year.
Richard E. Grant

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Ernest Hemingway


MMM… I’m getting hungry already? What’s cooking? Or rather what’s marinating in your mind? Write away Journal Keepers!



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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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