Surfing around for inspiration, I found a food meme at Kate's Book Blog I thought provided, well, food for thought. :>) (Kate, thanks for the inspiration!)
I decided to see what answers I could find in some of the books I have at hand or recently finished reading.
1. Food from fiction that you'd like to sample:
Chocolate Pie with Pecan Crust from "Dark Tort" by Diane Mott Davidson. Her Goldy Schulz caterer mysteries never fail to get you hungry. I've only a read a few and have a few on my shelf to read, but I enjoy how good she makes all these delicacies sound, many that I've never tried.
And the pie? Well, I love chocolate and pecan. But in this story, the delicacy was a painting, not a real dessert. Too bad.
2. A fictional meal you would like to have attended:
Sitting at the Mad Hatter's table in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.
I can't wait to see the movie with, of course, Johnny Depp. The effects, scenes, costumes and colors are fantastic and certainly will inspire many a miniature scene. I know I'm seriously thinking about recreating that table scene in miniature. (* See the movie trailer.)
3. A memorable work of fiction set in a restaurant or a café:
Funny that the only thing that comes to mind is the song, "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie. My brain must be stuck.
4. Food you've tried that didn't live up to the expectations raised by a fictional account:
I don't know about you, but I'm not about to try something too different that I've never tried before. Call me chicken. (Alfredo sounds good. See recipe, Chicken Alfredo with Noodles)
5. Food from fiction that you couldn't help but want to try even though you knew you would hate it:
I won't try it if I already hate it. Would you??
6. An unappetizing food description from fiction:
7. A recipe you've tried or a meal you've recreated from fiction:
Haven't tried it yet but Joanne Fluke has a Candy Cane Cookie recipe in "Candy Cane Murder" that sounds pretty yummy.
8. Food you associate with reading:
Hot chocolate. Nothing sounds more comforting than curling up with an afghan (a Snuggie maybe?), a good book, and a cup of hot chocolate.
9. Your favourite food-focused book/writer:
I enjoy Diane Mott Davidson's books, but I get a kick out of seeing what other mystery authors make their characters eat. That sounds like a good idea I'll tackle in another column.
** Feel free to share your answers.