Things have been so off with my blog lately. I decided to try a Summer class this year and omg … a whole semester class crammed into 6 weeks left me with not much time for anything else. Truth be told .. I’m still procrastinating finishing the final research paper but I can’t resist this meme.
Stephanie at Books in the Skye has started a new meme called Fangirling on Friday and this week she has combined two of my passions, books and food. How can I resist?
Please visit her blog, she’s great … and click the link to her invitation to join in to the meme if you like!
Food in Books
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – C. S. Lewis
Probably the first time that food and books crossed paths in my life. The description of the Turkish Delight that the witch offers to Edmond in the book made my little mouth water. Oddly enough, a lot of people are disappointed when they actually get to eat it, but I kind of like it. It’s like a not so sweet gummy candy.
Not just a bowl of stew
A Song of Ice and Fire – G.R.R. Martin
Fantasy books always have a bowl of stew in them somewhere, but George R. R. Martin upped the ante with his food descriptions in this series. I mean .. you might get poisoned but you ate well before you died!
“Cersei set a tasty table, that could not be denied. They started with a creamy chestnut soup, crusty hot bread, and greens dressed with apples and pine nuts. Then came lamprey pie, honeyed ham, buttered carrots, white beans and bacon, and roast swan stuffed with mushrooms and oysters. Tyrion was exceedingly courteous; he offered his sister the choice portions of every dish, and made certain he ate only what she did. Not that he truly thought she’d poison him, but it never hurt to be careful.” – A Clash of Kings
Maple Snow Candy
Little House in the Big Woods – Laura Ingalls Wilder
I was fascinated by Laura’s description of making Maple candy. Just take some maple syrup, and pour it over clean snow. When it hardens you have candy. My little mind was blown. You can MAKE YOUR OWN CANDY!?! Unfortunately, I live in Southern California so there is no snow and hardly any maple syrup to be found. Poor me.
Kitchen Princess – Natsumi Ando
There are so much delicious food in this sweet manga, but I had to pick one. Najika brings love, kindness and acceptance to everyone around her through the food she makes. The recipes are also included in the manga. Adorable!
A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle
This book is full of food, the most delicious food descriptions ever. As well as funny stories about this man’s move to Provence and learning how to live in this new culture. It’s been a long time since I’ve read this book, but I knew it needed to be on this list.
Well that’s it for now! Hope I didn’t make you too hungry.