Literary Cookies (in Theory)

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Just about everyone loves cookies — and while that’s obvious with Cookie Monster (though he’s not really a “literary” character), other characters could be huge cookie fans, as well. So what cookies might our favorite characters go for when they have the munchies?

Count Dracula: Strawberry Cookies

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As usual, Dracula would opt for something with a mushy or liquidy red filling, in this case, strawberry-filled cookies.

Orpheus: Kourabiethes

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These were also the pick for Orpheus’ “Literary Holiday Food.” These Greek cookies would be Orpheus’ favorite cookie for the holidays and otherwise, hands-down.

Scrooge: Shortbread

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Any sort of decadence in a cookie would be sheer ridiculousness to Mr. Scrooge — why pay any more than necessary for such a simple snack? For Scrooge, only the least expensive shortbread cookies are even worth a look.

Frodo: Oatmeal Cookies

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Frodo’s favorite is bound to be something good and earthy, something easily baked in an oven in Hobbiton.

Winnie the Pooh: Animal Cookies

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Technically, these are animal crackers, but Pooh doesn’t mind. They are so sweet and fun to eat that Winnie the Pooh is happy to call them his favorite “cookies” instead.

King Arthur: Chessmen Cookies (Pepperidge Farm)

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With symbols harboring pieces from the timeless game, Chessmen Cookies would be the perfect snack to serve to the King of Camelot.

Dorian Gray: Macaroons

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Unlike Scrooge, Dorian Gray would find a simpleton’s cookie a complete abomination! The only cookie worthwhile to consider for Dorian Gray would be the best of macaroons.

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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She may be an archaeologist who has traveled the world and explored exotic places, but Anna would always come back to her tried-and-true, good-old-American favorite: chocolate chip cookies.

Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

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Literary Holiday Food (in Theory)

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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

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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.

Orpheus: Kourabiethes

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Coming from Greece, Orpheus would no doubt choose these beautiful sugary cookies — a traditional Christmas favorite.

Scrooge: Turkey

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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

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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

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A bear must have his honey for Christmas — so why not enjoy on a nicely sliced ham loaf?

King Arthur: Perry

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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

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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.

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Panettone

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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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Literary Desserts (in Theory)

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Everybody loves dessert — including favorite literary characters! What would these characters crave when it comes to satiating their sweet tooth? Here are some tempting possibilities.

Count Dracula: Cherry Pie

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Just as with his donut choice, Count Dracula’s favorite dessert would include a nice, oozing red filling.

Orpheus: Baklava

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Being a character of Greek myths, Orpheus would of course prefer a traditional Greek dessert.

Scrooge: Pound Cake

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Spending money on fancy dessert simply is a waste to Ebeneezer Scrooge — that’s why he would opt for a regular pound cake, sans toppings.

Frodo: Scalloped Apples

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Apples picked fresh off the tree and made into scalloped apples would likely be a choice of Mr. Frodo Baggins of the Shire.

Winnie the Pooh: Honey Cupcakes

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Such bright and beautiful desserts as cupcakes are perfect for Winnie the Pooh–and of course, his favorite flavor is honey.

King Arthur: Custard Tart

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A popular medieval dessert, the custard tart is a hearty dessert fit for the King of Camelot.

Dorian Gray: Tira Misu

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Why, only something as decadent as the most perfectly made portion of tira misu would do for Dorian Gray!

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Egyptian Rice Pudding

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Drawing off her expertise in the ancient world and having tried all kinds of olden dessert re-creations, Anna prefers the simple-yet-sweet Egyptian rice pudding for dessert.

Anna Purgitt is featured in the short story, “Revvel’s Tomb.”

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