It should come as no surprise that reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake had great impact on my eating habits during those weeks. The bright blue volume was slipped into my purse when I went on a trip to Texas. I read page after page while feasting on one incarnation of Gulf shrimp after another.
His ripe green fruit tasted of risk and bankruptcy.
An element of Rose’s character development I found especially delightful was that as her skills became sharper and the feelings more intense, her physical appetite changed. She craved hand-prepared food less and less, turning more frequently to overly processed, factory-made junk. No human source was numbed enough to insulate her from feeling their strong, messy emotions.
To this, Aimee replied that she was not trying to make an overly political statement, just that she was happy to call attention to a different way of looking at the issues of food origin, processing, health, animal handling, etc.