Top 10 Foods From Fiction
Ratatouille from Ratatouille
"Anyone can cook!" This is theme in Ratatouille, a movie about a rat that can cook and can cook quite well. When Remy (the rat) makes this dish for a food critic, it looks absolutely delicious! It brings back warm childhood memories for his mother making it for him when he was younger. For a recipe, click the picture of the real life ratatouille above.
Butterbeer from Harry Potter
Butterbeer is very popular in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. This is something you can try in real life too. Click here for a recipe.
Peeta's Cheese Bread from The Hunger Games
After winning the Hunger Games, Peeta spent a lot of time baking. Bread is his specialty, and his cheese bread is Katniss's favorite. The most common recipe is basically Red Lobster biscuits which you can find an easy to make kit for in the grocery store. If you want to make any other food from the Hunger Games, there is an Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook out there. The Hunger Games book series does an amazing job of describing food and making it sound delicious. "Lamb and plum stew?" I don't even eat lamb, but the books make this sound great. "Pine needle tea?" Yummy! Don't read it on an empty stomach.
Bruschetta from Julia and Julia
I have never seen this movie, but I knew it had to do with food. Bruscetta was the first food from the movie in my Google results, and bruscetta is amazing. You can find it as an appetizer at many Italian restaurants.
Jello Palace from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
"Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle, cool and fruity..." Ahh, Jello. Such a fun and fascinating food. Why not turn it into a palace complete with a pool, piano, and a Venus de Milo replica? While I can't give you instructions on how to make a real life Jello palace, if you want to know what the Jello palace tasted like, pick up a pack of orange Jello at your local grocery store!
The Teacup from Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory
In the Chocolate Factory, you can have your tea and eat the cup too! As a kid I always wondered what this teacup tasted like. Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka) did an amazing job of making it look delicious considering in reality, he was chewing on wax. The teacup was made out of wax, and he had to chew it and then spit it out at the end of the take. However, if you happen to be having a fancy tea party and want your guest to be able to eat their cups, there are recipes out there for tasty edible teacups.
Coffee from Gilmore Girls
Okay, so I understand that technically this is not food, but most of us aren't sure how we would survive without coffee, and this includes the characters in Gilmore Girls.
Krabby Patties from SpongeBob
Krabby Patties are such a huge part of SpongeBob. After all, what would Plankton do with his life if he wasn't constantly trying to steal the Krabby Patty formula. If you want to know what a Krabby Patty tastes like in real life, you have three options: the candy version or the more savory version of a burger with all the fixings or even more authentic, substitute the hamburger patty with a crab meat patty.
Creme de la Creme a la Edgar from The Aristocats
I don't know about you, but this always looked like it would taste really good when I watched The Aristocats as a kid. If you want to try this for yourself or make it for your cat, click here for a recipe. To save you the trouble, Kelsey Craig, our Newspaper Editor for next year, tried it and here is her experience: "I spent a good 45 minutes making this, and my cats had no interest in it. They would not eat it. I tried it though. It tasted like bad snow cream." And maybe don't give it to your cat because according to Coach Elliott, cats are lactose intolerant. We learn something new everyday!
Barbecue from Percy Jackson
“I smelled barbecue before I reached the house, and that made me madder than ever, because I really love barbecue.” ― Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth
Barbecue is delicious and Percy Jackson knows it too! In the books, they even give it as an offering to the gods, and that qualifies as more proof that barbecue is the best.