Top Ten Tuesday – Foods Mentioned in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by the lovely group over at The Broke and the Bookish. You can check out some of my past Top Ten Tuesday posts HERE.

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.”

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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.



See any of your favourite books on my Top Ten Tuesday list this week?
Which of these foods would you most like to try?


  1. Shanu 🍁🌿🍁 (@anerdyaffair)

    October 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Ooh I love this list! So many good choices on here!

    And Maura’s sludgy brownies sound divine to me.. That may have something to do with the fact that it’s a Stiefvater creation and I’m trash for her.. 😀

    1. Toni-Emma @ Book & Bloom

      November 1, 2017 at 9:14 am

      I am right there with you! Anything Stiefvater writes has me hooked before I’ve even read it!

  2. Esther @ Queen of Fantasy

    October 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    ERMEGERD reading this I’m realising how many books I missed with food!! I totally forgot about City of Bones :O PERCY JACKSON and obvioiusly Narnia?!?!? Love this post!

    1. Toni-Emma @ Book & Bloom

      November 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

      I’ve actually been working on a recipe for Coconut Pancakes, so maybe I’ll share it one day 😉

  3. Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    November 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    All the food in the Harry Potter series is just amazing. <3 And I LOVE all the blue food in Percy Jackson haha. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

    1. Toni-Emma @ Book & Bloom

      November 16, 2017 at 6:20 am

      I am really hoping my daughter grows up loving both series’ so that we can have themed birthday parties. I love the idea of a Percy Jackson party with all blue food!

      Thanks for reading 🙂

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