6. Ernest Hemingway Ate With His Cats
Author Ernest Hemingway always woke up at 5:30 AM to a hot cup of coffee. In one of this autobiographies, he wrote that when his son was a baby, he would wake up early to feed his cat, Featherpuss, and then give a bottle to his son. Hemingway loved this routine, because his cat and baby kept him company as he wrote in the morning, before his wife woke up. Later in life, when the number of cats in Hemingway’s life increased, he would eat breakfast with his pack of felines.
One of his favorite meals for breakfast was actually pretty fancy; truffle omelette, Canadian bacon, and tea. He absolutely loved to eat food, and would give very detailed descriptions about his character’s meals when he wrote. This happened so often, someone published a Hemingway Cookbook, with the quotes from his novels. Hemingway was known for having a drinking problem, and he would have a breakfast cocktail like a Bloody Mary now and again to take the edge off of a hangover.