Sometimes reading classic books not only expands the mind; it expands the palate.
Jeannette shared a scone recipe for us to enjoy while sipping tea and reading Pride and Prejudice.
Christina recreated the Oliver Twist gruel experience and decided that she’s really rather not have some more.
Christina baked Jane Eyre‘s seed cake which little Henry Harris also enjoyed in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The three of us bonded with Jane and Henry after the first bite, understanding the tastiness of the treat.
There were a few foods that we avoided experiencing; for example, the Cannibal’s rotten hippo meat in Heart of Darkness. In The Portrait of a Lady, Mrs. Touchett rejects England because of bread-sauce. We might too.
Today I’m taking a Mrs. Dalloway dish off the menu: chicken in aspic. Sure, Clarissa’s cook might have prepared it for the big party, but I googled it, and I am not eating cold chicken in jello. Would you?