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16 January, 2007

So, I've been indulging in a nice re-reading of The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's been awhile, and I usually end up reading the series once every year or two.

I noticed this though. This book (especially the first portion of it) always makes me hungry. I've noticed that I usually end up doing my reading around lunch/supper time or specifically make something to nibble on while reading.

Usually this involved mushrooms of some sort. It just seems right to visit Hobbitton and eat mushrooms dishes.

Today, it was soup heavy on the mushrooms with some potato, carrot, garlic and spinach thrown in as well as lentils and a bit of last night's leftover rice. Yesterday it was sauteed onions, mushrooms and smoked sausage. I'm thinking of making a mushroom and spinach quiche with the remaining mushrooms (if there are enough eggs. I should check on that).

I'm wondering if this is just me, or do some books just make people hungry?

I wonder, what titles have you read that lead to raiding the kitchen?


Maria said...

I just finished Death by Darjeeling (a Tea Shop Mystery) and it made me crazy hungry for scones! I usually get hungry when reading. I love to complete the reading experience with food that couples well with the book. I recently finished The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin. Boy did that ever make me hungry as well!!

-Bookcrossing Ri

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

That's just weird. What's even weirder is that it makes perfect sense!

Happy Hobbiting!