My Favourite Food in books- a Feast for the Eyes…

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Tis the season… to stuff our faces 😉 Okay, that’s probably not the point of the season, but that’s what I’m going to be doing 😉 And since I’m thinking about food, I thought I’d share some of my favourite foody books!

The Hobbit– because Hobbits reallllly understand the importance of tea… and breakfast… and second breakfast… and elevenses… It doesn’t hurt that one of the first scenes in the book is a party, where poor Bilbo’s pantry gets raided, either!

Chronicles of Narnia– because it gave me a craving for Turkish Delights… I guess the White Witch would’ve had me eating out of the palm of her hand 😉

Alice in Wonderland– more tea? Okay, admittedly, the food in Wonderland often comes with a cost… but that doesn’t mean it’s not tempting 😉

Heartless– I’ll admit this book didn’t blow me away quite as much as Meyer’s other books or the original- but gosh darn it, I got pretty peckish reading it!

Harry Potter– I mean, I wouldn’t be a real millennial if I didn’t mention Harry Potter 😉 And let’s be real, Rowling definitely got me started on my craving for fictional food! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- I wish all the food in this series was real!! Everything from Bertie Bott’s Every Flavoured Beans to Fizzing Whizzbees to Chocolate Frogs to Butterbeer to Pumpkin Pasties… I want to try it all!

Carry On– as a parody of Harry Potter, it certainly didn’t hurt that Rowell kept up with the foody descriptions. Sure, the foods were all a bit more real-world-y (cherry scones… yum!)– but that’ll only serve to make your hunger pangs worse!

Night of Cake and Puppets– this was yet another delectable read from Laini Taylor. Her writing is always scrumptious and her romance was super sweet, yet here she excels in the foody descriptions as well!

To all the boys– there are so many things to love about this adorable series. One of my favourite parts is all the wonderful treats Lara Jean bakes over the course of these books- not to mention other food along the way- this is definitely guaranteed to make you hungry! 😀

Chocolat– I can barely think of this book without salivating! This book about a confectionary shop in a remote French village is the kind of book that titillates the senses in every way!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory– this is a classic for a reason- and I bet I’m not the only one who had dreams of getting my very own Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory when I was young! (though admittedly, I’d probably have failed very early on, because how does one resist a chocolate waterfall?! 😉)

And that’s all for now! What are your favourite foody moments in books? Let me know in the comments!

50 thoughts on “My Favourite Food in books- a Feast for the Eyes…

  1. I’ve read and agree with The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Heartless, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! I recently read The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao and was able to connect with some of the foods mentioned, so that was a fun foody moment for me!

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  2. All those tempting photos and the mention of food is just… *inhales deeply. Although there aren’t as much foody bits in it, I love the mention of food in Anne of Green Gables (and its sequels). They have good bits in it, although I’d not touch the cake Anne flavoured with liniment. Love your choices, the food bits in Harry Potter are amazing (and mouthwatering, of course)!

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  3. When I think of food in books I automatically think of Alice Clayton’s Hudson Valley series. It’s got books called Nuts, Cream of the Crop, and Buns. They’re hilarious romances with some of the yummiest food descriptions.

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  4. Yum yum yum! Definitely Harry Potter and The Hobbit are great food books. I also have a habit of reading cozy mysteries where bakeries are featured (either as the main concept, like Bailey Cates Magical Bakery Mystery series or just as a background setting). They always make me hungry! So often the authors even include recipes at the back of the book. (I’ve made one of them, yummy pear & ginger scones.)

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  5. Man, that gif of Edmund and the White Witch is creepy!

    This year when I read some of the Chronicles to my kids, I noticed how often characters do immense damage over something as trivial as a food craving. Edmund sells out his siblings, basically because he’s craving candy. Then, in The Last Battle, Puzzle pushes aside his doubts and agrees to pose as Aslan because Shift mentions that if he does, they could get him more oranges. And in fact, after Shift has ruined Narnia by setting up a false religion, what does he use his power for? Mostly to get himself nuts and oranges.

    All of this strikes very, very close to home.

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    1. haha it is a bit!!

      hehehe yes someone just point that out to me as well- definitely not convinced it’s worth selling out your family for food 😉 But then we all have our weaknesses 😉 And I can certainly see the temptation for a good box of Turkish Delight 😉 hahaha!!


  6. I was always captivated as a kid by the food and drink in Alice in Wonderland, which we used to listen to as an audiobook (on cassette!!). 🙂 This is a brill idea for a post. Bravo! 🙂

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