When the holidays come around, food is at the top of everyone’s list. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are loads of joyous seasonal foods that come around to make us all pig out. So what would be the festive foods of choice for some well-known literary characters?
Count Dracula: Red Velvet Cake
Though Dracula’s holiday of choice is obviously Halloween, there’s no reason he can’t enjoy a good meal — or dessert — associated with the other holidays that follow. Red velvet, with its blood-tinged look, would surely be Dracula’s holiday fave.
Coming from Greece, Orpheus would no doubt choose these beautiful sugary cookies — a traditional Christmas favorite.
We all know that once Ebeneezer Scrooge takes his turn for the better at the end of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, he joyfully sends a boy to fetch a turkey for the his favorite family. Enough said.
Frodo: Pumpkin Bread
A vegetable of the earth, pumpkin would seem to be a favorite for Frodo. And a breaded version would be easy for him to take on his long quest to Mordor.
Winnie the Pooh: Honey-Glazed Ham
A bear must have his honey for Christmas — so why not enjoy on a nicely sliced ham loaf?
King Arthur: Perry
The King of Camelot surely took part in the medieval festivities with perry, basically a pear version of apple cider.
Dorian Gray: Spiked Egg Nog
A rich egg nog will do just fine for Dorian Gray for the holidays — but only if it is garnished with a bit of the best liquor there is.
And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Panettone
Being an age-old favorite in various countries, Panettone is the perfect choice for an expert archaeologist.
Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”
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