I love good books, and I love good food. And I really can’t think of a more winning combination. I especially enjoy really good books that talk about really good food. I can remember being a young girl and reading The Little House series and getting hungry every time their ridiculously large meals were described. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve continued to find writers who do justice to the culinary arts. How can your taste buds not enjoy the following scene?
“There is good dripping toast is by the fire in the evening. Good jelly dripping and crusty, home-baked bread, with the mealy savour of ripe wheat roundly in your mouth and under your teeth, roasted sweet and crisp and deep brown, and covered with little pockets where the dripping will hide and melt and shine in the light, deep down inside, ready to run when your teeth bite in.” (This passage just happens to be taken from this month’s book club pick, How Green Was My Valley, by Richard Llewellyn).
For this month’s What’s Cookin’, we’re exploring the world of literary inspired food – Katniss’ Capitol favorite, lamb stew, the butterbeer served to Harry Potter and his friends, and the legendary orange marmalade cake in the popular Mitford series that caused one man to steal and another to go into diabetic shock.
Join us for What’s Cookin’ on Monday, June 11th at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. We’ll have samples to try and recipes to share! And be sure to comment here on what foods you’ve always wanted to try from the books you love – I’ve personally always wanted to give the treacle tart from Harry Potter a go. What about you?