Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
I’m taking part in Wyrd & Wonder throughout May, so all of my TTT posts this month will have a fantasy bent – which I guess isn’t all that different to how it usually is!
This week’s theme is ‘Things I’d Have at My Bookish Party’, so I’m going to talk about some of the food from various fantasy novels, films and shows I’d want on my buffet table. These are all sweet snacks, because I have an extreme sweet tooth!
Sansa’s lemon cakes from Game of Thrones
Lemon drizzle cake is one of my favourite, and the lemon cakes Sansa loves always looked delicious. Sorry Sansa, I’d eat all of them!
Vasya’s honeycakes from The Bear and the Nightingale
I saw Katherine Arden mention medovik as an inspiration for the honeycakes that Vasya is constantly stealing from the kitchen. I can’t blame her – I think I’d steal one or two, too…
Alexia’s treacle tart from the Parasol Protectorate series
I don’t think I’ve ever actually had treacle tart – I can’t say the name sounds particularly appetising to me – but Alexia loves it and, like me, she mainly goes to parties for the food.
The Three Broomsticks’ Butterbeer from the Harry Potter series
We need something to wash all that cake down with at this party, and butterbeer is something I’ve always wanted to try!
Edmund’s Turkish Delight from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Sadly, I don’t like Turkish Delight – it tastes like soap – and when I was little I expected it to be amazing considering Edmund sold out his family for it. I know plenty of people do like it, though, so I’d best include some on the table!
The Prancing Pony’s blackberry tart from The Lord of the Rings
Hobbits know how to have pub grub, and after a roast dinner or a stew there’s no better way to end a meal on a winter’s day than with a pudding like a blackberry tart. My mouth’s watering just thinking about it.
The Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast
Apparently you can ask to try ‘the grey stuff’ at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Disneyworld. I desperately want to go.
Nina’s waffles from Six of Crows
Considering Ketterdam is based on Amsterdam, I picture Nina’s waffles as something similar to Dutch stroopwafels. Sadly I didn’t try these when I was in Amsterdam, so that’s something I need to go back and do!
The peach from Labryinth
I don’t care if it’s drugged – that peach got Sarah a dance at a ball with the Goblin King, and I want in!
Uncle Iroh’s tea from Avatar: The Last Airbender
It’s time for me to admit my shameful secret: I’m a Brit who doesn’t like tea. That’s right, we do exist! I’m not a fan of hot drinks in general (although I do love mint hot chocolate in the winter) but I would definitely sit down and share a pot of tea with Uncle Iroh.