Friday, January 20, 2012

An Amazing Day

I've said before how much I enjoy being invited into a bookclub to discuss LOVE.  Really, what could be better than lovely readers graciously inviting you into their home and wanting to discuss something that is near and dear? 


Well, that's what I thought until today....

When I attended a bookclub in my area and the lunch featured all the food in the novel!

For real!

There was Susanna's chicken soup with homemade noodles
hand pounded biscuits ... even w/ plum jam (from Mrs. Mahoney's plum tree)

and for fun..

frog eye salad.

Now, if you've not read the book, this makes no sense (and why don't you read it? :D)

But if you have, you can see how extra special this day was for me.

Super cool.

Question:  have you ever cooked the food in books you've read? was it yummy?


TerryLynnJohnson said...

so cool! How awesome is that!

I did make twig tea for my hubby, which my characters had to drink.

Anne Gallagher said...

I was a chef in another life, so I have cooked all the food in my books, except kidney pie. I just can't wrap my mind around it.

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Guess I better bake some spice cake today in honor of my WIP. What a fantastic day for you!

DL Hammons said...

That is SO COOL!! What a special way to honor your book. :)

Martin Willoughby said...

I cooked a ratatouille after seeing the film. Haven't done one since though.

Tess said...

Terry: twig tea? now that's a good man to be so supportive - ha!

Anne: a cook, are you? how interesting to hear you have done this. And, why would book have kidney pie in it? English? Now I'm intrigued..

Jaye: spice cake is my favorite!

DL: it was totally unexpected and super fun.

Martin: Funny because I had that same thought, though never actually made it. I wonder how many batches of ratatouille were made all across the world after that movie? Was it good?

Diana said...

I LOVE books and food! Books with food! Every week I have "Yummy Monday" on my book blog.
If you're interested, have a peek!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Tess! Love! and Love LOVE!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Yay for book groups! I just visited one for Monarch last week. IT was great fun! They said they were going to make the brownies in the story, but decided for something healthier. Sadness. However, I sure had fun at my launch party with the monarch butterfly cupcake cake, and the triple chocolate brownies. :)

Martin Willoughby said...

It wasn't much good. I couldn't slice the veg small enough for starters. Still, at least I tried.

J.A. Palermo said...

Tess -- after reading your beautiful book, frogs legs are permanently off my menu!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Yes. I think that's super fun. What a great way to bring your story some flavor! *grins*