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Food in Literature by Bryton Taylor - 8M ago

Travelling through ancient Egypt, through to Day of the Dead in Mexico, The Halloween Tree highlights the celebrations, customs and symbolism that have influenced and shaped Halloween as we know it today. While few foods are mentioned in the story (see below), if you’re wanting more inspiration for your Halloween party, look at some of […]

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Coraline was disgusted. “Daddy,” she said, “you’ve made a recipe again.” “It’s leek and potato stew with a tarragon garnish and melted Gruyère cheese,” he admitted. -Coraline, Neil Gaiman Big one-pot dishes are always a relief when hosting parties or when you’re asked to ‘bring a dish’. It’s easy and fuss-free, meaning one less thing […]

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Food in Literature by Bryton Taylor - 8M ago

Hosting a book club gathering or a Halloween party inspired by Coraline? Take inspiration from the food mentioned in Neil Gaiman’s book. Beverages cup of tea limeade hot chocolate orange juice lemonade water thick chocolate milk Snacks dry Garibaldi biscuit cooking chocolate apple digestive biscuits cheese blackbeetles (the other Mother snacks on) Meals leek and […]

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“Just a mouthful each– for all of us. It is very precious. It is miruvor, the cordial of Imladris. Elrond gave it to me at our parting.” -The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R.Tolkien While described as a cordial,miruvór is also mentioned in Namárië, a poem written in Elvish by J.R.R. Tolkien. A translation of the poem describes miruvóre […]

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Every Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings fan will know there are two countries you need to visit- England and New Zealand. England, to see where Tolkien lived, worked and was inspired; New Zealand because the country was transformed into Middle Earth for the Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit films. A lot of filming was done […]

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Cersei set a tasty table, that could not be denied. They started with a creamy chestnut soup, crusty hot bread, and greens dressed with apples and pine nuts. Then came lamprey pie, honeyed ham, buttered carrots, white beans and bacon, and roast swan stuffed with mushrooms and oysters. Tyrion was exceedingly courteous; he offered his […]

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Food in Literature by Bryton Taylor - 10M ago

“I have so often heard Mr. Woodhouse recommend a baked apple. I believe it is the only way that Mr. Woodhouse thinks the fruit thoroughly wholesome.” -Emma, Jane Austen As I reached for a bag of Pink Lady’s from my fridge, I thought, I wonder what apples were available in Jane Austen’s time? We often […]

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My love of pirates probably started when I was little with Disney World holidays, where the Pirates of the Caribbean ride has always been a favourite. Somewhere along the way, I found myself beginning to throw pirate parties.  There are lots of aspects of Treasure Island that could inspire you, but for our party, we […]

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Food in Literature by Bryton Taylor - 10M ago

Our home reflects who we are, so it only makes sense to extend our style to our front door. Follow along today with this easy DIY literary doormat tutorial. I’ve included a template for a Hobbit themed doormat, however it’s easy to design your own. What you’ll need: This Hobbit quote (A3 file will automatically download) […]

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“By the bye, Charles, are you really serious in meditating a dance at Netherfield?—I would advise you, before you determine on it, to consult the wishes of the present party; I am much mistaken if there are not some among us to whom a ball would be rather a punishment than a pleasure.” “If you mean Darcy,” cried her […]

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