What do you characters say when they talk about food? They must have some opinion about food, their diet, fast-food vs. fine dining, diners vs. take-out Chinese/Indian/Pizza … even if this is a negative opinion about food in general. Either way — or somewhere in between — food and eating is a character trait just like any other “thing” that can be shown of a fictional person.
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