My Facebook wall has been buzzing with the new Outlander series on Starz. It’s taken the place of Downton Abbey for many of my friends, but I prefer books to TV so I picked up the first book in the series to see if I could keep up. I think I read it forever ago, but it didn’t make an impression. I might have been too young because I’m really enjoying it this time!
The story takes place in Scotland and I noticed as I was reading that I started to crave the food that the characters were talking about. Breads and meats and ale…it got to the point where I was so hungry I had to take a break from reading. I finally gave in and hit the grocery store to get fixings for a ploughman’s dinner: cucumbers, breads, cheeses, pears, and herring.
I find nothing more satisfying than nibbling on a little something that happens to go with the book I’m reading. Here are 7 of my favorite literary lunch combos:
Chocolate Chicken with Rose Petals – Like Water for Chocolate
Southern Tea Cakes – To Kill a Mockingbird
Peasant Bread – The Pillars of the Earth
Minnie’s Fried Chicken – The Help
Goat Cheese Toast and milk – Heidi