Share a recipe for a food that comes from one of your books.
Yay! Food is so a part of my romances. I like to use some of what characters eat as symbolism.
For example, in My Way to You, I have Regina either making or eating eggs to represent the fragile but nourishing nature of the developing relationship between her and Simon. They are so good for each other, but things constantly threaten their ability to be together.
But, I’m not sharing an egg recipe. I’m picking something that Regina’s brother Marcus and his wife Toni eat.
Marcus Kent loves him some Toni. He calls her sweetness, and she is the main person to bring him to equilibrium. Basically, she got him on lock, and he goes out of his way to make her happy.
In one scene of My Way to You, Marcus treks from Harlem to the famous Abu’s Homestyle Bakery in Brooklyn. Abu’s is a historical landmark for New Yorkers, especially African American Muslims like me. They have some serious oven action going on, and whenever I get a chance to travel the 2 hours, I stock up, because the cakes and pies are everything.
Toni has a similar liking for the bakery, so Marcus picks up a box of assorted pies for her.
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