{Top Ten Tuesday} The Food Trip Edition

Posted March 24, 2020 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 22 Comments

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

These are uncertain times for everyone. With the global concern about the COVID-19 virus, many countries are issuing a shelter at home order. My home state is one of these. I was going through a lot of emotions over the past week and half: sadness, fear, anxiety. I’m also hopeful. Let’s all do what we can to keep people healthy, body and spirit.

Which brings me to today’s Top Ten.

I like food. Good food can take you on sensory journeys. Good fictional food makes you weep that the delicious concoction mentioned on the page doesn’t exist for you to taste (although in some special cases, it does!) Today we’re going on a virtual food trip. Grab your utensils, get your napkins, and let’s go sample some treats!

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Of course I have to mention the wonder of wonders that is butterbeer! When this drink was mentioned in the Harry Potter books, I paid attention. I wanted one. I always thought, well, at least I can imagine what butterbeer tastes like. When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios, one of the first things I did when I got there was get this beverage. It tastesΒ  like dreams come true. (Okay, it tastes like cool butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla bean.)Roast beast


Β I’m pretty sure roast beast is turkey. Maybe it’s a mix of savory flavors. Paired with carrots, potatoes, and other roasted vegetables, it’s the perfect feast food. Enjoy!Lembas bread


Elven bread that makes you feel full with one bite is the perfect food when one’s on a quest to destroy a ring.Β Bracing blueberry pie43884154. sy475

All the pies mentioned in A Constellation of Roses sound good, but when you really need something to help with your doubts or fears, Bracing Blueberry with a dollop of fresh whipped cream is the way to go. This is a pretty timely pie if I do say so myself.

The Krabby Patty

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This might look like a regular hamburger to the untrained eye. The krabby patty from Spongebob Squapants is supposed to be so good that the creator keeps its recipe a secret, one that’s been tried to be stolen numerous times by competitors. Sounds worth a try!Freeto Pie

One of the concoctions that caught my attention was Freeto Pie, which is, according to author Rainbow Rowell, a real-life thing.Β  A snack sized bag of Frito chips is cut open and the chips are topped with homemade chili and cheese. Sounds like something I’ll have to try one of these days. Honeyed fruits and nuts

Not only is The Wrath and Dawn an enemies to lovers romance, it’s also a food lover’s delight. Honeyed fruits and nuts are mentioned in this book in sumptuous detail. Honeyed figs sounds like a delicious dessert! Fortunately, this is a real food item, so it’s possible to make your own. πŸ™‚Gray Stuff

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Gray…stuff? What exactly is gray stuff? It looks unappetizing but I want to try it? I first thought this whipped topping was some kind of spread, but I learned it’s actually a sweet dessert. It just goes to show that you can’t judge something by its appearance.

What’s your favorite food, real or fictional?



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22 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} The Food Trip Edition

  1. Oh I love this! When we finally had Butterbeer at Universal, we were in heaven, too. It’s so cool to experience something you’ve only read about in the real life. πŸ™‚ Ha, I loved that you’d never heard of Frito Pie. It’s a regular staple here in Texas–although fixing it in a bag of Fritos is a relatively new thing–we’ve always just made it in a bowl. πŸ˜‰

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    • Leah

      Frito Pie was completely new to me. I’m in California so it looks like I’m going to the Midwest when it’s safe to travel and try the authentic thing. πŸ™‚

  2. Nathan

    How about the every flavour jelly beans from Harry Potter? I also want to try Lemmas bread and the honeyed nuts and dried fruit! πŸ™‚ This post makes me a bit hungry.

    • Leah

      I’ve tried the Bertie Botts and always get that vomit-flavored one. πŸ˜† It’s too risky to try again.

      I’m hungry, too, LOL.

  3. Jo

    I was kind of disappointed by Butterbeer when I tried it at the Harry Potter Studios! I’d love to try the blue chocolate chip cookies that Percy likes in the Percy Jackson books πŸ™‚

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  4. LOVE your take on the genre freebie! How fun and creative πŸ˜€ I now have “Be My Guest” stuck on my head in repeat but yeah, I’ve always been curious about that grey stuff! It looks so gross but it’s delicious? What is it?! Also, everything in Pumpkinheads made me SO hungry! I’ve never had any of the food that was mentioned in the story but it really made me wanna try it all. Ah, this post has made me very hungry πŸ™ƒ Haha

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