For as long as I can remember, what I am reading has influenced what I eat.
I don't mean the subject of the book; I mean the very form factor of the book influences my choice of dining establishment and what I order from the menu when I get there.
If I was reading a magazine, or a hardback or softcover book that could lie flat by itself, perhaps with the aid of a teaspoon or butter knife or some other unused piece of silverware across the pages, then I could go to a steakhouse, or order something off the menu that required two hands, either to operate silverware or hold a big sandwich or a slice of thick-crust pizza with lots of toppings...
However, were I reading a paperback or a thick softcover that required being held open in one hand to read, then it was finger food time, or soups & salads, or pasta dishes, or small sandwiches; things that could be eaten with one paw while the other operated the book.
Yesterday I broke my fast at Good Morning Mama's with their delicious corned beef hash (they even corn their own beef!), with the Kindle Fire propped like a little easel, allowing me to read the further and continuing adventures of Otto Prohaska with ease, occasionally setting down my knife to reach over and poke the screen in order to "turn the page".
(Interesting how, in our shiny modern world of touch screens and the occasional archaic membrane switch or button, we voice "dial" people on smartphones and "turn the page" on ereaders and the man on the radio still says "don't touch that dial!"....)
At any rate, with the magic Kindle thingie, I can now eat whatever I want, wherever I want, independent of what I'm currently reading. That may not sound like much to you but, hey, it's pretty spiffy from where I'm sitting.