Top Ten Tuesday: Foodie Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme 


This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic: 
Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books



The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 
As a child, I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and was utterly enchanted by this strange and exotic concoction Edmund requested called Turkish Delight. I imagined it to be some warm, savory dish and thought it sounded like the most fantastical thing ever. Years later, as an adult, I discovered that Turkish Delight is actually a sickly sweet confection with a jelly-like consistency. Even though I no longer have the desire to eat Turkish Delight, I still love the sound of the name.

“The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle on to the snow, and instantly there appeared a round box, tied with green silk ribbon, which, when opened, turned out to contain several pounds on the best Turkish Delight. And Edmund had never tasted anything more delicious.”

ACOMAF/ACOWAR 
When Feyre had her first meals in Velaris, she immediately noticed a difference between them and the overwrought dishes she was used to in the Spring Court. Simple fare but warm, rich and savory.

“The food appeared across the table in platters and spreads and bowls. Roast meats, various sauces and gravies, rice and bread, steamed vegetables from the surrounding farms… I nearly sighed at the smells curling around me.” – A Court of Wings and Ruin



Harry Potter series
I’ve wanted to down some butterbeer ever since its first appearance in the Harry Potter books. I’ve seen it compared to cream soda which I loved as a child so there’s also a nostalgic element there. There are recipes online to make your own, or I could hop down to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, but really I’d rather go to Hogsmeade and have mine there.

“Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold isn’t it?” – Hermione Granger, (Goblet of Fire)



Kissing Max Holden
Main character Jill is quite the baker. In fact, she has plans to attend a prestigious culinary school after graduation. And she spent a lot of time in the kitchen de-stressing by baking and cooking. The one that had me drooling? Pumpkin spice snickerdoodles.

“I’ve found my happy place. Flour, eggshells, and butter wrappers are strewn over every inch of counter space, and the smells of chocolate and almond and spice dance in the air.” - Jill


Outlander series
There were some dishes served up in the Outlander series that I could do without (who can forget the eels in Dragonfly in Amber *shudder*) but there were also plenty that sounded so tasty and had my mouth watering. Most sounded so simple and warm and filling. Bannocks and porridge and meat pies… I’d try ‘em!

“He could do with a cup of hot tea, he thought, preferably with a great deal of whisky in it. Hot tea, hot buttered toast, jam sandwiches, and cake… “ – An Echo in the Bone



Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Did anyone read Simon and not have an immediate craving for Oreos??

“Blue,
Okay, first of all, Oreos absolutely qualify as a food group. Second of all, They’re the ONLY food group that matters.” - Simon


The Hunger Games
There wasn’t much to drool over in District 12 (maybe some of Peeta’s bread?) but the Capital was a whole other story. Lavish meals and everything in excess. 

“The supper comes in courses. A thick carrot soup, green salad, lamb chops and mashed potatoes, cheese and fruit, a chocolate cake.” - Katniss



Divergent
Food didn’t play a huge part in the Divergent series (being Abnegation, it was probably considered rude and indulgent for Tris to discuss food) but there was one stand-out: the Dauntless cake. I’m not big on chocolate cake, but if my slice came with a side of Four… count me in.♥

“Have a piece of cake for me, all right? The chocolate. It’s delicious.” 



The Fault in Our Stars
Let’s ignore the heart wrenching sadness of the story and instead focus on the divine meal Hazel and Augustus shared while in Amsterdam. From the champagne (“We have bottled all the stars this evening, my young friend”) to the incredible dinner, that wasn’t just a meal but a dining experience.

“I want this dragon carrot risotto to become a person so I can take it to Las Vegas and marry it.” – Augustus Waters



Wait For You
It’s not enough that Cam Hamilton is possibly the book boyfriend to put all other book boyfriends to shame. Tall, dark and handsome, beautiful blue eyes, cocky without being obnoxious, sweet and thoughtful and romantic. Does it get any better? Yes, yes it does. Because Cam also bakes. Cookies, banana bread… all kinds of deliciousness. But it’s his cookies that are the star of this show.

“It’s the combination of walnut and chocolate. You mix that together and it’s like an explosion of sex in your mouth, but not as messy. The only thing better would be those teeny tiny Reese’s Cups. When the dough is warm, you plop those suckers in… anyway, you just need to try it.” - Cam



What book have you read that made you hungry?
  

34 comments

  1. When we are little, we should be able to choose the country we live in by how much we like its food.

    That might make a good novel....

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/10/baking-bread-fiction-nonfiction-and.html

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    1. LOL I agree, Deb. That would make a good story. :)

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  2. Chocolate cake is one of the best things in life hehehe :D But the turkish delight and oreos are really close to it, or at least for me. Great post!:)


    Here's mine: Books That Made Me Hungry

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    1. Thanks Yulia! If I had more of a sweet tooth I might agree with you... but as it is I’d much rather have a big plate of pasta. LOL

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  3. This is a great list. Harry Potter had the best food. I run a monthly link up for books about food. You are welcome to link up your post at http://www.spiritblog.net/october-2017-foodies-read/. We have a monthly giveaway for books about food awarded by a draw from all the reviews posted.

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  4. Simon so made me crave Oreos!!! Great picks!

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    1. Just thinking about Simon and Blue makes me want to do yet another re-read. :)

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  5. I would LOVE to eat the dinner that Hazel and Augustus Waters had!! Especially the champagne!!

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    1. Same here, Michelle! I think Augustus and Hazel’s meal is my favorite on my list. That and the champagne, of course. 😊

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  6. Oh gosh, Harry Potter definitely makes me hungry. So much food - and the butterbeer!!! I'm so with you on the oreos too though. :)

    -lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I’m determined that one day I will have me some butterbeer! 😊

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  7. Hi! Pumpkin spice snickerdoodles sound delicious! Love your list :)
    My TTT
    Leslie

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    1. Thanks Leslie. Totally wish I had some of those snickerdoodles now!

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  8. There's a Harry Potter themed coffee shop near my house that has a butter beer latte.

    Ah, and yeah. Four. <3 Can't go wrong with a side of that, right?

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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    1. The HP coffee shop sounds divine! What a neat place to have so close to you. And a butterbeer latte sounds like perfection. :)

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  9. I've seen Kissing Max Holden - need to put it on my tbr. And I just recently added Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda to my library holds - can't wait to read it.

    Love your pics - they are so different to mine :D

    Have an awesome Tuesday!!!

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    1. Kissing Max Holden is such a good YA contemporary. I really enjoyed that one. And Simon is just The Best. I very rarely ever reread books but between the book and the audio version I’ve probably read/listened to that one at least 5 times. Love Simon! 😊

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  10. oh man how colorful is that scene from The Hunger Games. Great selection :D

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    1. Thanks Lily! Everything at the Capital was so colorful.

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  11. My heart is so happy seeing the mention of Turkish Delight twice in one day. I was obsessed with finding that stuff when I was kid. I had Max Holden on my list too, because Jill was always making something good in that book.

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    1. I was so disappointed when I discovered what Turkish Delight really was. I didn't have a sweet tooth even as a kid so learning it was like candy was actually a letdown. LOL

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  12. I would love to eat the food in Harry Potter. I imagine it would be the best food ever.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. Have you ever seen the Outlander cookbook? It looks like it has a lot of great dishes! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. I've seen it but never taken the time to really flip through it. I need to do that next time I'm in the bookstore!

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  14. Ha ha. I'm with you on the Turkish Delight. Some things are better left to the imagination :)

    Happy TTT!

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    1. LOL So true, Susan! It seemed so much better in the book. :)

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  15. so sorry for the delay in visiting you Tanya! I got hit at work with a last minute project due this week! [sobs] You know I absolutely love your blog! So, warning... commenthon coming your way! :) Yes to your list! those feasts in HP and HG always made me SO HUNGRY! LOL

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    1. LOL I got so excited when I saw all your comments popping up in my inbox. You are the best!

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  16. Jennifer Estep's books will make you hungry! Always gets to me.

    Oh and you totally distracted me with the Jaime eating. Yum!

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    1. LOL OMG, I know, right?! I saved that Jamie eating gif for future drooling. Uh, I mean future viewing. :)

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  17. Oh goodness - seeing all these TTT from this week is HECTIC! I'm starving! :)

    YES! Turkish Delight! I love Turkish Delight! :)

    Oh wow, and the food in ACoTAR was great actually!

    Butterbeer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who doesn't want butterbeer!?!?

    I've seen Oreos mentioned a lot with Simon. :) I may have to read that one just for the Oreos. :)

    And Four and the Chocolate Cake!? You made me chuckle. :)

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    1. I swear one day I will have some butterbeer!
      And you should totally read Simon so you can experience his love for Oreos. LOL
      I'll take Four with or without the chocolate cake. Haha!

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