TTT | Books that Make Me Hungry

Posted September 1, 2020 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in books / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly topic hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.

The topic for today is over books that make me hungry. If you don’t know me that well, then you’ll need to know that if I see a commercial, I’m then wanting that food. It’s the reason I don’t have cable. With all this in mind, I’m not a person who reads book about or on food. I also don’t own any cookbooks because I hate cooking. Instead, I decided to find some of my favorite quotes about food from books (yes, there are only 7; I gave up).

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

“We eat the year away. We eat the spring and the summer and the fall. We wait for something to grow and then we eat it.” We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

“Though their life was modest, they believed in eating well.” Dubliners by James Joyce

“And when they had finished the fish, Mrs Beaver brought unexpectedly out of the oven a great and gloriously sticky marmalade roll, steaming hot, and at the same time moved the kettle onto the fire, so that when they had finished the marmalade roll the tea was made and ready to be poured out.” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

“Eatable marshmallow pillows. Lickable wallpaper for nurseries. Hot ice creams for cold days. Cows that give chocolate milk. Fizzy lifting drinks. Square sweets that look round.” Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

“Our grapes fresh from the vine,

Pomegranates full and fine,

Dates and sharp bullaces,

Rare pears and greengages,

Damsons and bilberries,

Taste them and try:

Currants and gooseberries,

Bright-fire-like barberries,

Figs to fill your mouth,

Citrons from the South,

Sweet to tongue and sound to eye,

Come buy, come buy.”
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

“Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat on one table: roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, fries, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and, for some strange reason, peppermint humbugs.”
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

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