TTT – Fictional and not so fictional food

Posted On 17 September 2019

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading Food Inspired by Novels

This is an interesting topic.  It depends on the time of day.  I often find myself reading at lunchtime so that would be whatever I’ve taken for lunch.  Usually nothing very inspiring to be honest.  Instead I’ve changed the topic slightly to books/authors that inspire you to eat or drink certain foods:

Scott Lynch.  His world building is amazing and he thinks of just about everything.  His Gentlemen Bastard books are filled with unusual foods that frankly sound delicious and all manner of interesting alcoholic drinks – for example, a ginger scald.  I’m not sure what it is but I’d give it a whirl.

Joanne Harris – Chocolat – it really doesn’t need any explanation.  Reading this book will make you at the very least long for a cup of chocolate with cream and a dash of fresh chilli.

Jacqueline Carey – another author who excels at world building.  Her Kushiel’s series tends to have a focus on mediterranean style food with olives, goat’s cheese, almonds, fresh bread and honey.  Nom.

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books – that banquet hall.  I really don’t need to elaborate.  I’m kind of relieved that Hogwarts isn’t real – I would definitely want to go, muddle or not.

Game of Thrones, GRRM – wine,, give me all the wine.  Everyone seems to spend the entire day drinking wine and yet never suffering for it!

Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings – Lambas bread – it doesn’t sound particularly delicious to me but any bread that keeps you fulfilled enough to walk across Morder can’t be that bad!  Chuck in the odd poh-tay-toe and you’ve got yourself a nice chip buttie!

The Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris – definitely made me hanker after a cold beer and a burger and fries – or a homemade pecan pie.  Sookie was either serving food or making herself something to eat and it definitely works on your appetite when you’re reading.

Patricia Briggs, Mercy Thompson series – Mercy stress bakes.  I need a stres baker in my life, all the cookies.  Not that I want someone to have stress, but those cookies did sound good.

Sunshine by Robin McKinley – it’s been a while since reading this book but I still recall that Sunshine worked in a bakery and made frequent mention of cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven.  Yes please.

Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding – wine and ice cream.  All the naughtiness and loads of calories.




10 Responses to “TTT – Fictional and not so fictional food”

  1. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I’m there with you on having a stress baker around. That could come in very helpful. I always did think Merlot’s would be a fun place to dine – at least it would never be boring. I love the spin you put on this week’s topic! But now I want a glass of wine – which might not be good at 7:44am.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Merlots would be good – I could definitely fancy a burger and onion rings – maybe not too often though. And wine – although maybe yeah, not in the morning.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I love your twist, Lynn. And I’ve also had my mouth water while reading some of these, especially Harry Potter. Those banquets!

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Judging from what we saw in the movies, Hogwarts’ selection of foodstuffs would turn me into a rolling ball in no time at all! 😀 And I’ve always been curious about Westeros’ lemon cakes….

  4. jessicabookworm

    Ooo Lynn, when it comes to books with food in it has to be The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe for me. Turkish delight and hot chocolate with the White Witch; toast, tea and sardines with Mr Tumnus; and fried fish and boiled potatoes , followed by jam roly-poly with the Beavers. Yum! 😛

  5. waytoofantasy

    I think Sunshine would be tops for me. I recently reread that one and the amount of times that cinnamon rolls are mentioned makes me think McKinley may have had stock in some kind of cinnamon roll company lol. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – definitely a book to read and keep a treat nearby.
      Lynn 😀

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