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The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews”

The Star Wars Menu: “Chewie Chews” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Perhaps when Chewbacca needs some comforting food—such as when he seems on the verge of losing an important game while traveling around the galaxy—he might like to nibble on these decadent treats. These have the added bonus of being excellent winter holiday cookies! “Chewie Chews” ⅓ cup soft salted butter ...

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Middle-Earth Menu: “Kili’s Marmalade Buns”

“Kili’s Marmalade Buns” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Well, you’ll recall that Kili wears a blue hood and plays the fiddle in The Hobbit…and that might be all you’ll recall about him from the book. Then there’s the film version of Kili. I remember when casting for the Peter Jackson films was first announced a few years ago and photos were ...

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Narnia Inspired Recipes: “A Faun’s Favorite Sugar-Topped Cake”

“A Faun’s Favorite Sugar-Topped Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lucy Pevensie sits down to have a “wonderful tea” with the Faun, Mr. Tumnus: “There was a nice brown egg, lightly boiled, for each of them, and then sardines on toast, and then buttered toast, and then toast with honey, and then a ...

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Hobbit Inspired Recipes: Thranduil’s Spice Pastries

Thranduil’s Spice Pastries by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Bilbo’s innate resourcefulness rescues them all from the gruesome fate of becoming an arachnid’s entrée. Circumstances lead Bilbo and company into yet another stressful chapter wherein the dwarves are captured by the Wood-elves. Tolkien’s elves and dwarves generally do not get along, to put it rather mildly (a situation mostly remedied in The ...

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Mr. Tumnus’ Toasty Muffin Bread: Baking Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia

Mr. Tumnus’ Toasty Muffin Bread: Baking Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia by Astrid Tuttle Winegar The world of Narnia is certainly filled with references to food. I’ve just recently read the series again, for maybe the billionth time. This time, however, I made a point of paying closer attention to the food/drink references to see if anything might inspire ...

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"Bag-End Biscuits": A Hobbit’s Recipe

“Bag-End Biscuits”: A Hobbit’s Recipe by Astrid Tuttle Winegar I’m going to picture one of our favorite hobbits, Mr. Bilbo Baggins, reading his “morning letters.” He’s about to enjoy his day (his less noisy and more green day) when this incredibly annoying wizard intrudes, whose only mission seems to be destroying Bilbo’s cozy, complacent world. After this encounter, I imagine ...

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Hobbit Baking: "Beautiful Round Seed-Cake"

“Beautiful Round Seed-Cake” by Astrid Tuttle Winegar “Rifflo,” a.k.a. Mr. Steve Fitch, asked me (very nicely) to contribute the occasional recipe to Legendarium. So I would like to follow the story of The Hobbit first, then eventually get around to The Lord of the Rings. I may take detours to Narnia, Westeros, or maybe Hogwarts; I may even dally in ...

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