Monday, June 16, 2014

From the Vault

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 Today's Question: Summer time also means grilling and picnics and fresh fruits (for those of us who live in the frozen north). What are some of your favorite fictional foods?

Alexandra - Every single candy described in Harry Potter. They have some pretty good approximations at Universal Studios, but I want to try the real, magical versions!
Matt - Pretty much everything in ASoIaF sounds great. Check out

Tracey - I’ve always wanted to try to make the November cakes from THE SCORPIO RACES. (Author Maggie Stiefvater has created a recipe, which you can find here.) 
Katy - Butterbeer! Yum! And even though gelato isn’t fictional, I recently read Kristin Rae’s WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN and it made me crave gelato like nobody’s business. 

Leigh - Anything chocolate works for me! Haha!!! Although I have always wanted to try Turkish Delight~

Jaime - The food in the HARRY POTTER books springs readily to mind, but I know it’s already been mentioned. (Pumpkin pasties and butterbeer both sounded SO yummy!) I remember thinking that the food in the Capitol in THE HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE sounded really good too.

Sarah - I love me some foods, especially if they're in fantasy books and are magical. I mean, obviously anything and everything from Harry Potter (Butterbeer definitely). I'm also a huge fan of Bubbly Pies from Anne McCaffrey's Pern series, specifically the YA DRAGONSINGER trilogy. McCaffrey shared the recipe (along with other recipes in her books) in THE DRAGONLOVERS GUIDE TO PERN and I've made them more than once because they are nummo.

Your turn! What's your favorite fictional foods?



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