Top Ten Tuesday – Foods Mentioned in Books
This weeks topic is ‘Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books’ which was such a fun list to put together. But gosh did it make me hungry! I feel like I will be making up a few recipes soon so I can have some of these delicious foods!
Chicken Parmesan – Linger
By the time Sam got home, Rachel and I had been attempting to make chicken parmesan for a half hour. Rachel lacked the concentration to bread the chicken pieces, so I had her stirring the tomato sauce while I dredged an endless number of chicken parts through egg and then through breadcrumbs. I pretended to be annoyed, but really the repetitive action had a kind of relaxing effect, and there was a subtle pleasure in the tactile elements: the viscous swirling of the brilliantly yellow egg over the chicken, then the soft shush of the breadcrumbs rubbing against one another as they moved out of the chicken’s way.
Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
“You want to be careful with these. When they say every flavour, they mean every flavour – you know you get all the ordinary ones like chocolate and peppermint and marmalade, but then you can get spinach and liver and tripe. George reckons he had a bogey-flavoured one once.“
Maura’s Sludgey Brownies – Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Ordinarily, Maura made sludgy brownies, but she hadn’t been there. Persephone had tried her best to re-create their undercooked glory, but the brownies had accidentally turned out pretty and precise with powdered sugar dusted in lace patterns on top.
Coconut Pancakes – City of Bones
Simon asked for coffee, and Clary, after a moment’s hesitation, chose a large coffee and coconut pancakes. The waitress winked a blue eye at her and flounced off.
Twice Baked Honey Cake – The Hobbit
This is what he promised to do for them. He would provide ponies for each of them, and a horse for Gandalf, for their journey to the forest, and he would lade them with food to last them for weeks with care, and packed so as to be as easy as possible to carry-nuts, flour, sealed jars of dried fruits, and red earthenware pots of honey, and twice-baked cakes that would keep good a long time, and on a little of which they could march far. The making of these was one of his secrets; but honey was in them, as in most of his foods, and they were good to eat, though they made one thirsty….
Levi’s Pumpkin Mocha Breve – Fangirl
“I haven’t paid yet.” Levi held up his hands. “Please. You insult me.”
“What is this?” She leaned over the cup and took a breath. “My own concoction—Pumpkin Mocha Breve, light on the mocha. Don’t try to order it from anyone else; it’ll never turn out the same.”
Lavender Infused White Asparagus – The Fault in our Stars
“In case you were wondering or whatever. Also, I’ve never had white asparagus.”
I was chewing my first bite. “It’s amazing,” I promised.
He took a bite, swallowed. “God. If asparagus tasted like that all the time, I’d be a vegetarian, too.”
Mr Tumnus’ Sugar-Topped Cake – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
“And really it was a wonderful tea. There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a sugar-topped cake.”
Golden Snitch Birthday Cake – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
“‘Out of the way, out of the way!’ sang Mrs Weasley, coming through the gate with what appeared to be a giant, beach-ball-sized Snitch floating in front of her. Seconds later, Harry realised that it was his birthday cake, which Mrs Weasley was suspending with her wand, rather than risk carrying it over uneven ground.“
Blue Chocolate Chip Cookies – Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief
I recoiled at the taste, because I was expecting apple juice. It wasn’t that at all. It was chocolate-chip cookies. Liquid cookies. And not just any cookies—my mom’s homemade blue chocolate-chip cookies, buttery and hot, with the chips still melting.