I've made it clear, I think, that I think the proper food for writers is chocolate, preferably dark, to be taken 2 squares at a time whenever inspiration wanes. But other foods should not be disdained, especially when you do a day-long writing stint.
All of which is to say that my writing friends and I had another writing retreat day, and our menu included
white cheddar popcorn
chocolate-covered dried cranberries
crackers (Triscuits and whole wheat biscuits)
an amazing lentil soup
This beautiful and intensely sustaining soup wasn't totally responsible for any brilliant work done that day, but I am thinking of making it when I start on the last (I hope) revision of my novel.
Just to make it clear that we didn't eat all day long, here is a list of what was written:
my sister: a poem about melting ice (which was happening outside as we wrote)
T: some pages of her novel, which is about a brother and sister who are inseparable when they are young, but who as adults have difficulty with each other's life choices
K: working with notes on articles (interrupted by having to meet the plumber at her house to confer over a frozen pipe)
me: the possible beginning of a short story about 3 women discussing their love lives in a bar over margaritas (it's terribly dialogue-heavy though--so much that K or T suggested it should be a play; I do love to write dialogue).