Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Little Food Adventures Diary #3: Avatar: TLA Food & More!

          Hi, all! I hope you're having a bangarang week! I wanted to give a little update on what I've been working on. The big thing is--"Avatar" food! And when I say "Avatar" I mean "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "The Legend of Korra" from Nickelodeon, NOT the movie with those lanky blue peeps in loin cloths. B and I have adored the "Avatar" series for years and I'm so excited for this new season of "Korra" (which began Sept. 13th).
          I'd like to celebrate the awesomeness that is the world of "Avatar" in one of the best ways I can, which is food. If you haven't noticed, both "Avatar" series are chock full of food ranging from seaweed noodles to fruit pies to fire gummies to lychee juice and so much more (and cabbages of course). That's what makes these stories so wonderful, the detail, the heart, the care that so obviously goes into their creation. Everything in the "Avatar" world is researched, like the martial arts, the clothing, the language, the scenery, the music, and definitely the food. It shows, and it's amazing--and that's why the show is amazing! And I'd like to give thanks to whoever put together the "Cuisine in the World of Avatar" page on the "Avatar Wikia". They created a very awesome foods list that I'll be pulling from.

          Because new "Korra" episodes will be airing every Friday, I'll post a new "Avatar" world food each Friday until the season finale (and perhaps beyond). I've been working and re-working and researching and experimenting on several recipes. I already have a couple ready to make posts and I'm excited to keep going. So look for the first world of "Avatar" food post this Friday (Sept. 27th)!
Edit: Lychee Nut Juice from "The Legend of Korra" (& Uncle Iroh's lychee tea from "Avatar: The Last Airbender".

          In other news, I've got the regular Monday posts scheduled through to next year (oh my gosh 2013 is drawing to a close!) and I've tried to organize them by season, holiday, and air date/release date though not everything fits into those categories. For example, I've got a post scheduled for the show "Supernatural" on Oct. 7th because season 9 premiers Oct. 8th and I'll be making Maggie Stiefvater's November cakes from her novel The Scorpio Races the first Monday of November. I hope you'll look forward to all of the yummies coming your way!

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