Monday, 23 November 2020

Recipes from fiction books that I want to try

 This topic from Long and Short Reviews was interesting. In terms of specific detailed recipes, I couldn't remember any. I can, however, remember a number of dishes I've seen mentioned in books that I would love to try if I could figure out how to make them.

The first was in Tipping the Velvet, a lesbian novel about an oyster-girl who becomes a masher. Nancy mentions seducing her girlfriend over a dish of oysters rolled in flour and stewed in cream. I have never been a lover of raw oysters but I've never tried them cooked, so when I read this I got on Google and hunted for a recipe, but without any luck. I've seen oyster stews a couple of times but nothing specifically like this.

The second was the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. There are a number of recipes online for this but as yet I've never tried one. At least one of them boiled down to a pint of top shelf, which might well be a head-splitter of a cocktail but sounds like it would taste terrible.

And finally there were vanity cakes from one of the Little House on the Prairie books. I believe there are recipes for these online but I've heard negative reviews of quite a lot of them, stating that they don't match up to the delicious description in the book. Mind you, I'm not sure that much would. They sounded spectacular.

So what recipes would you like to try?

14 comments:

  1. I couldn't come up with any recipes and posted about food mentioned in books. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/11/wc-112520.html

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  2. seems like the oysters rolled in flour and then stewed would be gummy.. hmm... maybe some experimenting is in order. And, I love trying out cocktails I see mentioned in books. It's so much fun! My post is here if you want to come by: http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2020/11/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge_25.html

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    1. I think I'd have more success with the cocktails than with the oysters.

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  3. That oyster dish sounds pretty good. I love oysters and seafood in general.

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    1. I like seafood, but am yet to find an oyster dish I like. Maybe this one.

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  4. I'm not one for oysters and the vanity cakes did sound good, but I always wondered if they'd be that good.

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    1. Maybe they were seen as that good because there was very little to compare them to.

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  5. That oyster dish sounds like just about the only way I could eat oysters; I have food-texture issues.

    I didn't come up with any specific recipes, but I did come up with some books here.

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    1. That's the main reason I don't like them - the texture.

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  6. Seafood and I don't get along. The cakes however sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/recipes-from-fictional-books-lsr-weekly-blogging-challenge/

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  7. I think a lot of what you enjoy is based on what you grew up with. I've introduced my taste buds to a lot of flavors my parents didn't like--garlic and onion being two that I can't live without--as well as spicy foods. I'm not really into Thai food, but with Mexican foods, the hotter the better!

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