“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” – C.S. Lewis
Butterbeer. Gruel. Klava. Turkish Delight. Lembas.
Have you ever found yourself reading through a much loved book and upon coming to a passage containing descriptions of food, found yourself wishing you could pull up a chair and join the feast? Some food is so integral to the plot of a book, or so embodies the world of the characters that we don’t even need to be told from which story the dish hails.
The goal of this blog is to feature food taken from within works of fiction and made real and accessible for modern kitchens. In addition to being a fun way to put food on the table every week, it’s an awesome way to connect with characters, fictional settings, historical figures, or one’s 4th-great-grandmother.