Friday, September 16, 2011

Fantasizing about food in fiction

Over at The Hairpin, they're drooling over food that have appeared in books and movies. Turkish delight (from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe) is the first thing that pops into my mind, although in fairness, most of that may have to do with having watched the creepy animated movie as a child, and less from reading the book. Other mentions include the edible teacup from Willy Wonka, "the cake that Fauna makes" in Sleeping Beauty, and the medicine in Mary Poppins (the movie). And this:

Katie: “The Gray Stuff” - Beauty & the Beast 
I know Lumiere says it’s “delicious” but also, it’s gray. What is it? It looks like a pile of some kind of whipped cream on top of a cracker, but GRAY. Belle sticks a finger in it (rude) and looks upward like she’s contemplating the taste, but I can’t tell if she thinks it’s great or not. It is, however, one of just three bites she takes at that entire feast (the others being a cherry and another rude finger full of some ... brown stuff) so maybe she saw it and was like “OMFG I LOVE the gray stuff.” Who knows! (I need to.)

What else? Pretty much everything in Harry Potter. Also, maybe this is weird, but I really wanted to try watercress sandwiches after reading E.B. White's Trumpet of the Swan.

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