"There's a long-running joke that I married Tabitha because we were poor, and she came with a typewriter," King says. "But it's really because of the fish that she cooked for me." Four decades later, simplicity still reigns at their table, though brain food means dessert. "I have a son who swears by creme brulee and always eats it before he writes. For me, it's cheesecake. I also love baking bread. It makes the house smell wonderful." The diet delivers results (his novel Under the Dome is now airing as a CBS TV series, and his sequel to The Shining hits shelves in September). However, he avoids certain ingredients. "I'm not a fan of anything slippery or slimy," says King. "I don't eat oysters. It's horrible, the way they slither down your throat alive."
I agree. Oysters are gross.