The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader comes out today. Is anyone as excited to see Ben Barnes as I am? (Ah, it’s one of the few benefits of being a single mom—I can daydream about movie stars as much as I like and not feel guilty for a second!). Narnia is one of my family’s favorite things in the whole world. So is food. Naturally, I think the two should go together.
To celebrate the movie tonight, you could serve a box of Turkish Delight from a specialty food store. I bought the box of it in the picture at T.J. Maxx in the food and kitchen section.
C.S. Lewis is constantly describing the food the children eat, and mentions food such as roasted turkey, toast, sugar-topped cake, honey, grapes, pies, and ice puddings. Voyage of the Dawn Treader seems to be the book with the most food mentioned, so if you are ever thinking of throwing a Narnia party to go with a movie, now is the perfect time.
When I searched on google for more ideas, I actually found a whole cookbook on amazon called The Narnia Cookbook: Foods from C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. Out of print, it’s extremely pricey ($99.00 to $175.00), but for those of you who are big C.S. Lewis fans, it may be a perfectly reasonable price. I am definitely considering it . . . Either way, it is a fun collection of recipes for some of the food mentioned in the Chronicles of Narnia books.