Prompt for December 2 – Virtual Didier Dumas

Home style recipe or home remedy?

Comfort food or constitutional tonic? One person’s favorite pie is another’s holiday life support. Come up with one or a few essential homestyle recipes or home remedies (or some concoction that’s a little of both) and choose one to inspire your work.

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

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A note on the prompt

The inspiration was Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel, set largely in the kitchen. Tita, the almost-ever homebound main character, forbidden from consummating her true love, incorporates her passions, joys, and sorrows into recipes handed down through generations to the narrator.