Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Edmund's Delights (and other bookish food)

The White Witch & Edmund

"It is dull, Son of Adam, to drink without eating," said the Queen presently.  "What would you like best to eat?"

"Turkish Delight, please, your Majesty," said Edmund.

The Queen let another drop fall from her bottle on to the snow, and instantly there appeared a round box, tied with green silk ribbon, which, when opened, turned out to contain several pounds of the best Turkish Delight. Each piece was sweet and light to the very centre and Edmund had never tasted anything more delicious.  
excerpt,  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

As BuzzFeed gains stamina for readers who want to know random lists of information, I have found myself drawn to the clever site like a bug to the fire.  Quick snapshots of 20 things I didn't know about Paris? Sure!  30 April Fools Pranks? Of course!
Turkish Delights, from SprinkleBakes

But the one that has really grabbed my attention, from their book side, is the 11 Recipes for Bookworms!
Who wouldn't want to learn to make the infamous meals from our favorite novels?

Of course, I perused the list quickly, seeing which I would recognize and try first.  Much to my surprise, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe made it on there with Turkish Delight!  I have always wondered what this sweet goodness was all about, and even as I read ingredient labels on pre-packaged treats, I've never quite grasped the concept.  However, now that there is a recipe available - and a quite simple one at that - I will certainly be trying my hand at creating some of the deliciousness Edmund is fooled by.

What about you?  Have you ever created a dish inspired by a favorite novel?
I'd love to know how it turned out!

Turkish Delight Recipes found here: SprinkleBakes, About, AllRecipes
An interesting article on Americans' take on Turkish Delight found here: ChristianityToday

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