|Um I hope Mrs. Weasley's looked tastier...|
Anyway, for my first post of July, I thought it fitting to shout out one of my favorite things that is not food - Harry Potter! What with the last movie coming out in a week and July being Harry's birthday month and all, I must say my Potter fever has spiked once again.
One of the aspects of the books that always interested me was, of course, the food. Both the dishes and the preparation seem like so much fun in the Wizarding world. I have very little experience with British fare, so even some of the commonplace, more "Muggle" items - such as treacle tart - seemed exotic. I know that I am not the only one who dreams of being invited to a Hogwarts feast one day. Loads of fantastic food miraculously appearing on the table? Yes, please. Who wouldn't want to grab a pint of Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks if given the chance? And let's not forget about everything in Honeydukes'! (Well, perhaps not the cockroach clusters or acid pops.) Maybe it's a good thing that I didn't go to Hogwarts. I would have eaten myself to death.
Food is magical and I think it was very astute of J.K. Rowling to portray it as such.
Imagine the culinary creations one could produce if chopping could be done by a charmed knife, if all the prep work was as easy as a flick of the wand? Wow. No wonder Molly Weasley could produce giant Golden Snitch birthday cakes at the drop of a wand.
Sigh. Back to the real world. So does anyone know of any good (preferably casual, inexpensive) places for British food in New York? I want to knock another item off of my culinary to-do list! A few months back, I did some online hunting for an appropriate place to celebrate the release of the last film, but I didn't have too much luck. Recommendations, please!
Hmm, time to look up a recipe for that treacle tart, as well....