Speaking of food, novelists and philosophers occasionally do just that.

Drinking: A Love Story
by Carolyn Knapp (1996)

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"When they sat down to cocktails in the living room every evening, my parents were a picture of staid sophistication. The bowl of unsalted peanuts; the tiny dish of lemon twists. My mother would knit; my father would hold his martini and gaze out across the room, rage and sexuality simmering so far beneath the surface they barely caused a ripple."



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