I spend a lot of time gazing longingly at photos of delicious dishes to make for Thanksgiving: Brussels sprouts with cranberries and hazelnuts, maple custard, something with figs or chestnuts. But when it comes down to it I always make an apple pie. I am ultimately more of a food-dreamer than a doer, and that’s fine with me. Imagined food is great. The food you read about in your favorite stories is even better.
I’ve never had Butterbeer but this “little bit like less-sickly butterscotch” drink from Harry Potter sounds tasty. Or how about the Drink Me Potion in Alice in Wonderland that has the flavor of “cherry tart, custard, pineapple, roast turkey, toffy, and hot buttered toast, all mixed up.” And of course there’s the irresistible poison apple in Snow White.
- Here’s some more memorable food from young adult novels. I’ve never forgotten the snow candy from Little House in the Big Woods.
- Bella from Twilight chops chicken and peppers in one of these literary food moments.
- If unlike me you’d actually like to make food instead of just dreaming about it, try out some of these yummy recipes from YA novels.
- Some delectable treats including a Dauntless Chocolate Cake from Divergent and a menu from John Green’s Paper Towns.
- Tired of struggling with ‘the Gizzard of Oz’? Check out Anne of Green Vegetables, The Velveeta Rabbit and Other Works of Literature that will make you smile.
What are some of your favorite foods from novels?