Good literature can serve to awaken our senses to the point where a well-written description of a meal can actually make our stomachs rumble in real life. And what better way is there to digest the symbolism of a literary masterpiece than by eating the food it details while you’re reading it?

L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Raspberry Cordial

While Marilla’s currant wine may well appeal to Anne of Green Gables’ readers of a certain age, Marilla Cuthbert’s raspberry cordial sounds delicious too. You’ll need raspberries, fresh lemon juice, sugar, and water for this one, and it can be weakened even further if you find that it’s too sweet.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter: Ginger Water

Ma Ingalls makes ginger water for Laura and Pa in the sixth Little House on the Prairie book, The Long Winter, and it’s described as being cool and refreshing as well as a little unexpected.

Grate roughly two teaspoons of fresh ginger and add it to four cups of boiling water. Remove the mix from the stove and allow it to steep for between five and 10 minutes before straining the liquid and allowing it to cool.

Johanna Spyri’s Heidi: Cheese and Toast

Heidi is set in the Alps of Switzerland and is packed full of mentions of bread, cheese, goat’s milk and other comfort foods. Pour goat’s milk into a wooden bowl, if you want to stick as closely to the book as possible, and drink it while you snack on thick slices of homemade bread and cheese.

This kind of nourishment will ensure you’ve got the staying power to stay focused while you play and win with caça-níqueis online no Brasil, get up to date with your friends and family on your social media accounts, or simply read a good book or enjoy an exciting show when your workday is done.

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: Seed Cake

Amidst the grim hardships of the Lowood boarding school, the eponymous Jane and her friend Helen enjoy a rare treat when their kind teacher Miss Temple shares a seed cake with them. The slices she provides are generous and the snack takes on mythical proportions in Jane’s memory.

Seed cake was very popular in Victorian times as everyone could eat it, and is mentioned in several other literary works as well. Pour yourself a good cup of tea and enjoy this caraway seed flavoured titbit to create the proper mood for whatever book from this period you may be enjoying or Jane Eyre itself.

J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings: Lembas Bread

Lembas bread is a wafer-like food that the Elves make to sustain travellers on their journeys through J. R. R. Tolkien’s magnificent fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Modern fans of the books have created a version we can all enjoy in the real world, consisting of a mixture of butter, brown sugar or honey, and unbleached flour baked until it becomes a light golden brown.

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