When I was interviewed by She-wolf Reads last week, she asked me to name a few foods that were inspired by books I'd read recently. Well, that caused a spark, and I decided to try and come up with a simple menu for a casual day spent with any one of my favorite authors ... and there are many - Stephen King, Dean Koontz, N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okoroafor, George R.R. Martin - just to name a few.
Cinnamon Raisin Quick Bread inspired by The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins ... because bread was such a symbol of survival for Katniss.
Egg White Omelet inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James ... Christian's preferred breakfast, and one of my favorites too.
Coffee (black) inspired by The Inquisitor, Mark Allen Smith ... Geiger, the main character, doesn't eat much, but he loves his coffee! Sorry to say I've had to drastically reduce my caffeine intake lately, so it'll have to be decaf for me.
Lunch(Photo Credit: Maneula)
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James ... Christian has some serious issues about people finishing the food on their plates, so while this is never a problem for me, I thought I'd play it safe and serve something light.
Coca Cola inspired by Deadline, Mira Grant ... In the book, Shaun likes coffee but his sister likes Coke - and since coffee was served up at breakfast, it's an ice cold glass of fizzy Coca Cola for lunch.
Dinner(Photo Credit: Honey, What's Cooking)
Aloo Matar (Curry Potatoes & Green Peas) inspired by Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney ... Aloo Matar (or anything else vegetarian) isn't specifically mentioned in the book, but there is so much zombie action going on that I lost my appetite for meat! And this is one of my favorite (read easiest to make) vegetarian dishes.
Wine (Brotherhood Riesling) inspired by A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ... almost everybody in this book drinks alcohol like it's water!
DessertStrawberry Cake (Photo Credit: kanko)
Strawberry cake inspired by The Help, Kathryn Stockett ... nobody will ever forget the "pie" incident in this book - and I'm staying far away from that, so instead, it's cake for desert.
More desserts inspired by The Help - Caramel Cake and Lady Finger Cake.
I don't usually pay attention to the foods mentioned in books, but having a menu inspired by books is a sure way to impress an author!