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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Literary Donuts (in Theory)

Donuts are so important that we have National Donut Day, which is observed the first Friday in June every year. So naturally, we need to explore what types of donuts would be the favorites of some of the most well-known literary characters, should they ever be able to set foot in a modern donut shop.

Count Dracula: Jelly Donuts


With that flowing red jelly goo, raspberry-filled jelly donuts would be at the top of Count Dracula’s donut list.

Orpheus: Greek Donuts

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Wanting to opt for something a little more “classical,” Orpheus would likely want to prepare some of his own Greek donuts with honey.

Scrooge: Glazed Donuts

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Something simple yet bearing the sweetness of Christmas would be the perfect donut for Scrooge, leading to his choice of glazed donut.

Frodo: Chocolate-Covered Donuts

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Rather than donut shop varieties, something like an easy-to-pack chocolate-covered donut would be the pick for this hobbit during his long quest.

Winnie the Pooh: Donuts with Rainbow Sprinkles

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Oh, what a happy day Winnie the Pooh has when he starts his morning with some rainbow-sprinkled donuts!

King Arthur: Maple Bar

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The maple of this donut represents the sturdy, down-to-earth nature of the ruler of Camelot, with the ultra sweetness of these donuts reflects its fantasy-like atmosphere.

Dorian Gray: French Cruller

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Why on earth would someone the likes of Dorian Gray settle for an ordinary donut? It is unthinkable! Only the best, most luxurious of French crullers will do!

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And for one of my characters, Archaeologist Anna Purgitt: Crumb Donuts

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Crumb donuts are simply the best donuts to an archaeologist drawn to withering, “crumbly looking” sites.

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

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