As most of us who write about food have likely felt at one time or another, writing about it and in particular, describing it is not easy. Many adjectives that pop into my head are overused and under-explicit. How many times can an apple be juicy? A wine be dry? Can champagne really dance on my tongue?
As I immerse myself in the world of nonfiction writing, I’m taking closer notice of the carefully crafted language some writer’s use. While reading the Seattle Times local section, last Monday, I stumbled upon “Show serves slice of state’s top crop” and was impressed by the writer’s opening description of that fruit we know so well – apples.
You can read the opening paragrah – an entire article for that matter – here. What do you think about the author’s opening description? Did it bring a vivid picture of apples to mind? Was it unique?