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Writing exercise: food

Creative writing exercises based on the theme Future

Last updated: 26 May 2020

Warm up exercise: food

Think of what your favourite foods were as a child. Can you remember why you loved them? Were they particularly strong or bland in flavour? Do you still like those foods? Are they still your favourites? Can you link them in any way with the person you are today?

Think about what the food of the future might look like. What are some of the reasons why what we eat might change?


Spend a few minutes thinking about what food is local to your area. If you had to eat from only a five, ten or fifty mile radius, what would be in your diet? What would you miss the most?

If you could eat any food from anywhere in the world, what would it be? What is the most exotic or unusual food you’ve eaten? Would you consider it futuristic? If not, what do you think futuristic food would look and taste like?

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