This week’s topic: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books (Does a character eat something you'd love? Or maybe the book takes place in a bakery/restaurant that makes yummy things? You could also talk about 10 of your favorite cookbooks if you don't read foody books.)
This week I came up with a longer post than usual. Apart from 10 yummy foods that I love reading about, I will post 10 DISGUSTING plates mentioned in books that I hate even thinking about ON THURSDAY.So stay tuned for that second post!Let me know which of these you'd LOVE to eat!
Leave a link to your posts down below because I always really enjoy reading your posts. I'm sure that Harry Potter will be present on everyone's lists today because of their delicious treats, but I have also included some NOT SO YUMMY dishes that are featured in this series.
Let's spotlight those mouth-watering desserts and meals:
-Madame Fanina’s Cinderella Bakery (Pumpkin Shaped), from The Crown’s Game
I read The Crown’s Game last October and it was AWESOME. It made it to my favorite books of 2016 list at the end, so it was really good. Two of my favorite things about the story were the settings in Russia and the magic food in this novel!!! Madame Fanina was a friend of the main character, Vika, and she helped the Enchanter on several occasions, as well as offered her moral support and special treats. Here’s her bakery’s official menu, and I hope that I won’t be the only one drooling over the options!
◦ Chocolate truffles filled with steaming-hot cocoa that doesn’t cool until it touches your tongue.
◦ Pear pie pastries shaped like the actual fruit.
◦ Cream Puffs light as air that float and need to be held down like balloons.
-Catherine’s Lemon Tarts, from Heartless
Heartless is Marisa Meyer’s, Queen of Hearts’ origin story. Before becoming the ruthless, terrible Queen we know from Lewis Carroll’s stories, she was a girl with a love for baking and a dream. Warning: don’t read this book hungry! Her lemon tarts sound delicious. Not to mention the meringue macarons...
The macaron was sweet and delicate and smooth, with just a tiny crunch from the meringue, and a subtle floral moent from the distilled rose water, all melting together into one perfect bite.
-Lara Jean’s Perfect Chocolate Cookies, from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
I think that Lara Jean could be SUCH a great food blogger and Instagrammer! Her obsession with the perfect chocolate cookie in the last book of this series had me licking my lips. Everything about this character and her cooking is 100% aesthetically pleasing in my mind!
-The Magic Pumpkin Vegan Food Truck, from Geekerella
Finally, there’s some Vegan cuisine in a book! I was happy to read about Elle, the main character of this book who worked in this food truck. It was super fun, and it was an original twist to Pumpkin chariot from the original tale in this Cinderella retelling. PS: I highly recommend this book!
-All in Hogwart’s Menu basically, from Harry Potter
I love Harry Potter and I ADORE Hogwarts. From the professors, classes and curriculum, attires and gowns, to this magic school’s bundant feasts and celebrations, Hogwarts has always been the dream. This couldn’t just be overflowing with magic and danger, the food also had to be magnificent as well. The elves in the kitchens, although they are subjects to domestic abuse, do have a special talent for the culinary areas:
◦ Pumpkin Pasties.
◦ Cauldron Cakes.
◦ Treacle Tart.
-Dimple’s Frozen Coffee, from When Dimple Met Rishi
One of my favorite moments from this book was when Dimple threw that frozen coffee at her “stalker”. It’s the main big picture at the back of the book cover, and it made me CRACK UP. I’m not really a fan of coffee, but her special, sassy drink is worth mentioning!
-Percy’s Blue Food, from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
I loved reading about Percy’s tradition with his mother of having blue food. His birthday cake and the candies they had were such fun little details in their relationship that I adored. I also really like Camp Half-Blood’s Dining Pavilion feast of grapes, apples, strawberries, and fruits. That buffet sounds fantastic, fresh, and so yummy!
-Circus Treats, from The Night Circus
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is an outstanding book that EVERYBODY should read. It has become one of my favorite novels of all time for its vivid descriptions, imagery, and flawless writing style. I am so excited because this month I’m going to read another really exciting Circus book, Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody after it won my Monthly TBR Poll.
But if there is something that The Night Circus did extremely well, it was food descriptions and rich depictions of the most dazzling, lively environments. Here’s a sneak peek of some spectacle treats:
◦ Chocolate mice with almond ears and licorice tails.
◦ Cinnamon Rolls.
◦ Caramel Popcorn.
◦ Caramel Apples.
-Turkish Delights, from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
I have never tasted Turkish Delight, but it seemed delicious and looked really tasty in the movie. I get all the creepy vibes from that scene with The Witch and Edmund, but the appealing-looking sweets always catch my attention!
-Green Eggs and Ham, from Dr. Seuss’s book
A similar thing happens in this case. The illustrations somehow made this plate look really alluring, but I don’t like eggs and I’m vegetarian, so I don’t think that I would actually enjoy eating this in real life...
1 For the Future: This is one food I know of that is featured in a book, but which I haven’t read about yet...
-Nina’s Waffles, from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
If you see Six of Crows fan art, you can spot Nina. If you draw Nina, you gotta draw those waffles too. Apparently, she delights in eating them, or maybe there’s some inside joke in the series I don’t know about yet.
I promise I will read Six of Crows AS SOON as I complete Leigh Bardugo’s first series by finishing Ruin and Rising!!!
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