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Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

top-ten-tuesday-shazreadsTop Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Yummy Foods Mentioned In Books. I love it when delicious foods are described in books. Hopefully these will get your taste buds tingling!


Brunswick Stew in Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Food plays an important part in this book. The Wilkes’ barbecue includes an array of scrumptious food such as Brunswick stew which is popular in the American South.

Harry Potter

Chocolate Frogs in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
A number of confectionary companies in the UK have recreated some of the yummy candy from the Harry Potter series and I remember eating Chocolate Frogs back in the day.


Butterbeer in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Having a Butterbeer is on my to-do list!


Everlasting Gobstoppers in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
There are so many imaginative foods in this book and the everlasting gobstoppers sound like a delight.


Persian Cuisine in The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
You can almost taste the luscious Persian food in this novel. Highlights include jewel rice and saffron chicken. My full review is here.

a game of thrones

Lemon Cakes in A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
From meat and mead to a seventy-seven course wedding, George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series offers a veritable feast for foodie lovers. I’ve chosen lemon cakes which are Sansa Stark’s favourite.


Chocolates and Pralines in Chocolat by Joanne Harris
As you’d expect, this book is full of mouth-watering decadent French chocolate and sweet treats. You can check out my review here.


Knickerbocker Glory in Paddington and the Knickerbocker Rainbow by Michael Bond
One of my favourite books as a child and it was the first time I had heard of a knickerbocker glory which is a layered ice cream sundae. I have a recipe for this fun dessert in a cookbook and really need to try it out!

What are your favourite yummy foods mentioned in books? Do they feature on this list? Let me know in the comments and feel free to link your Top Ten Tuesday post!

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

    1. Yes, Chocolat was definitely made for this week’s topic! I’m also glad that there’s a lot of love for all the Harry Potter food.

      Happy TTT to you too, Susan!


    1. Thank you! When life gives you lemons, make lemon cakes! 🙂 Yes, Margaret Mitchell describes the food so vividly! And the Harry Potter food is in a league of its own.


    1. It’s a great topic this week, right? I’ve actually tried the Everlasting Gobstoppers that have been created by a candy company. They change colours and flavours, although sadly don’t last forever! 🙂


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