December 12, 2018

Cucumber Sandwiches | Hilda

          Hilda the animated series, based on Luke Pearson's all-ages graphic novel series published through Flying Eye Books, premiered on Netflix September 21, 2018. It is fantastic show with Scandinavian influences in folkloric content and setting/color pallet, with fun storylines and great characters. The main character Hilda often goes adventuring (exploring and adventuring is her thing) and her mom makes sure she has sandwiches packed in her satchel, along with peppermint tea.

"I get it, you've got a badge to earn. Well, here are some cucumber sandwiches. I made enough for everyone."
"My favorite. Thanks, Mum!"
–Hilda, S1Ep4, "The Sparrow Scouts"

October 31, 2018

Dark Magic Smoothie | The Dragon Prince

       The Dragon Prince animated series premiered on Netflix on September 4th (2018) and it is so good! It's an epic fantasy with action, adventure, family drama, politics, magic, humor, a huge quest, and food!

       One of the stand out foods of the show are the jelly tarts which I made prior to the premier back in September (gotta make 'em again now that I know they are made with persimmon jelly!), but peanut butter is also mentioned through the first season. We learn that Claudia, dark magic user and daughter to the king's advisor, likes peanut butter (loves it maybe? She likes to share her PB breath with others), and later on, the main character that has a crush on her is obviously having a lovey-lovey dream with her in it and says he was dreaming about peanut butter sandwiches when he's caught. So I thought it would be fun to combine Claudia's dark magic and love of peanut butter in an easy recipe!

Fish & Chips | The Graveyard Book

(Originally posted Oct. 2015 for Fiction Kitchen Podcast Episode 24: The Graveyard Book.)
"Scarlet helped Mr. Frost with his grave-rubbings until midday, when they stopped for lunch. He offered to buy her fish and chips as a thank-you, and they walked down to the fish and chip shop at the bottom of the road, and as they walked back up the hill, they ate their steaming fish and chips, drenched in vinegar and glittering with salt, out of paper bags."

–Chapter 7, "Every Man Jack", The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Meatball-stuffed Garlic Bread Pizza Rolls | City of Ghosts

"There's a fresh pasta-pizza on the table, which is another bad sign. Pasta-pizza––also known as marinara sauce, meatballs, and cheese on a garlic bread crust––is my favorite food, and Mom and Dad only order it from Dino's on special occasions, or when something really bad has happened. It's confusing, the way parents do that––there should  be good news food and  bad news food, so you know what you're in for."

––City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

Peanut Butter Banana Choc Chip Sandwich Cake | City of Ghosts

"My stomach growls from missing lunch, so I duck past Mom's study into the kitchen and make a PB + B + CC, aka peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips, aka the best sandwich in the world, no matter what Jacob says. (I think he's jealous he can't eat it.)"
–– City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab

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