Tastespotting (Part I) in Dragonwings

Saturday, January 22, 2011
A food scene from Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (HarperTrophy, 1977):


There were men in long narrow stalls set against the sides of buildings who sold toys and different candies--one a type of sweet but hot-tasting, candied ginger that was a bright orange-red in color. There were dried fruits that you could buy--sweet, semi-sweet, or salty. These you sucked inside your mouth till all the flavor was gone, and then you stripped the moistened meat away from the seed. There were apricot candies pressed flat into wafers; thin, white, curled strips of coconut candy; several kinds of disclike rice cookies; and so on.

2 comments:

MissAttitude said...

Ooo new feature where you spotlight food in books? Remind me not to read your blog when I'm hungry! I had to read Dragonwings in 6th grade and I barely remebered. I know I didn't love it but that could very well be a result of being forced to read it in school. I want to read more Laurence Yep books and I do love historical fiction so maybe I'll pick this book up...I really liked his ballet books.

Tarie said...

Oh yesssssss, will post food scenes from books as often as possible. Mwahahahaha.

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