The teaser preview I posted earlier today comes from this fic's opening, so those who read that will recognise the beginning. :) Bon appetit!
This fic is set in post-Quest Minas Tirith, before the arrival of Arwen and Elrond and their party, fairly early into Frodo's recovery - but far enough out that he is no longer in danger. It is a deviation from my usual practise of assuming Gondorian food to be Italian in nature. Please pardon the amount of canon-bending in this. If you can't tolerate some fun with canon, then you definitely don't want to read this, as it's not exactly what you'd call orthodox. ;) Oh, and you may notice that Sam reacts differently to shrimp here than he expresses in "Into the East." I tend to vary in whether I keep my fics consistent across the board...and one thing I love to vary is Frodo and Sam in their reactions to fish and seafood. It makes me happy to explore.
And this was another one that took a surprise turn on me. I thought it was done, but I felt like something was missing, and I caught hints of it as I was titling the piece...but when I started to paste it over to post here, I suddenly knew what was missing, so I went back and finished it. Man, talk about fic taking you places you didn't even know you were going to go....
Febobe :)( Smoke & Shrimp )