October 17: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books
Whilst writing this particular post, it occurred to me just how infrequently food is actually mentioned in books – it’s like fictional characters don’t have to eat. Regardless, there were a few that stood out that I’m certain are mouthwateringly delicious.
1. Hogwarts feasts (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling)
I don’t think there is a single item of food or drink mentioned throughout the entire Harry Potter series that I wouldn’t try, but the feasts appeal to me the most.
2. Chocolate Factory (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)
There’s so much food in the Chocolate Factory, I mean the whole novel revolves around food. I’d probably try everything that Mr. Wonka said was safe to eat.
3. French toast (They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera)
I love French toast, especially cinnamon when it’s drenched in maple syrup.
4. Mushroom ravioli (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)
Two of my very favourite foods are mushrooms and pasta, so this is a no brainer.
5. Chocolate cake (Matilda by Roald Dahl)
Lucky Bruce getting to demolish that mammoth cake. I mean I wouldn’t want more than a slice, but it’s got to be tasty.
6. Lamb stew with dried plums (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
A lot of food is mentioned in the series, but as Katniss’s favourite food in the Capitol, this one stood out. I love lamb tagine, so I’m sure this is incredible.
7. The feasts (A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin)
You would definitely have to be careful that no one slipped any poison into your wine over dinner, but I’d imagine the feasts would be amazing.
8. Lembas bread (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
I’d just be curious to see if one bite truly would keep you full for an entire day. If so, can we develop something like this to end poverty?!
9. Cupcakes (Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr)
I love baking cupcakes, and Tanya had a couple of great recipes that I’ve made a few times. Damn, now I just want to go and do some baking!
10. Potatoes (The Martian by Andy Weir)
Although I’m not entirely convinced that I’d be okay eating potatoes grown in my own faeces, I guess if you’re in a position like Mark Watney and it’s a life or death situation, I expect those spuds would taste incredible!
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