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Mar 20, 2009 07:15 AM

Do you dream in/on food? [moved from General Topics]

Is there something about chocolate and/or alcohol (or some other food) before bed that makes dreamland come alive for you?

I had a series of bizarre, but wonderful, food-related dreams last night. I was revising menu pages from my uncle's (now closed) restaurant and distinctly recall writing "clams casino" (had to be from alkapal's thread about bacon yesterday!). The last thing I remembered was being served homemade sfogliatelle by my (imaginary) new romance's staff of cooks (!) and saying, "This is how royalty lives!" Then I woke up.

Earlier in the night, a giant pig came up onto my deck to eat my cat's food and I had to yell and shoo him away. Bizarre.

When I called my mom about it this morning, she asked, "Did you eat chocolate before you went to bed?" Yup. Very rich chocolate cake with Bailey's/Jameson's frosting (the car bomb cake we've seen on the boards). I don't drink tequila frequently, but I've been known to have really vivid, out-there dreams on it when I do. How about you?

P.S. I can count on one hand the number of times I've eaten sfogliatelle. I just think they're beautiful. Weird.

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    1. I can no longer drink alot of beer. I have horrible dreams, the kind that make you wake up and scream. This started a couple of years ago, liquor or wine no problems.

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        not being able to drink a lot of beer IS that horrible dream for me!!!:-)

      2. I haven't noticed that what I have ingested changes my dreams, but I do know that I dream about food all the time. Procuring it, cooking it...perhaps just an extension of my real world. Which is, I have to say a little unfair...I'd like a nice beach scene with waiters!

        But I often wake up with a new idea for dinner, with something my sleeping self has devised, and it's a little creative kick in the pants.

        But man, it makes you hungry in the morning!


        1. Particular foods don't make me have weird dreams, but I do dream about food all the time- especially cake [and it's not like I deny myself it in my waking life]. Two nights ago I had a dream with some random plot and in the dream there was a huge banquet of cakes and desserts laid out in the scene; it was total food porn! But the funny thing was that it had nothing to do with the main point of the dream- yet my point of view in the dream moved towards this sweet table [like a camera does in a movie for close-ups].. it lingered there awhile and then went on to the "A" game! Considering I spend a lot of my time daydreaming about food [especially during my commute or when bored at work], this doesn't surprise me...

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          1. re: Smorgasbord

            What a wonderful dream--a banquet of cakes and desserts! I sometimes think, why not just do appetizers, skip over the main course and head straight for dessert? :)

          2. mole negro gives you really weird dreams if you eat it too late at night. its really trippy. i don't know why.