Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: A Hogwarts Feast

Confession: some of the most memorable scenes from movies and cartoons I watched as a kid revolve around food. The flower petal tea cup Willy Wonka crunches on in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The plate piled high with food that Ichabod Crane eats while listening to Brom's ghost stories in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The cabinet full of cookies and candy in Kevin's suite at the Plaza Hotel in Home Alone 2 ... I'm pretty much obsessed with food, you guys. So while I was trying to come up with ideas for this week's topic, I tried to think of books that had the most memorable descriptions of food, the ones I read and afterward thought, oh my god, I'm SO hungry now! And honestly, what kids' books have better descriptions of food than the Harry Potter books? I mean, who wouldn't want to attend a Hogwarts welcome feast or take a trip to Honeydukes at least once?

So, I did some browsing through the books and made a list of some of the tastiest food descriptions in the HP series. Interesting tidbit: it gets a lot harder to find these sorts of passages the further along you get in the series. I guess it's cause the trio's got "more important" things to worry about, like Voldemort's return or Umbridge's takeover of Hogwarts or finding out where the seven Horcruxes are and other things that keep them from feasting on delicious food. Go figure.

(Okay, so I had to cheat a little with this gif since we don't actually see Florean Fortescue in the movies.)

Finally, shout-out to whoever the awesome person is who made this post over on the HP Lexicon that lists literally every single mention of food in all the books. It would've taken me forever to find some of these quotes otherwise!Now if you'll excuse, I'm off to raid the pantry.


  1. If it were possible, I would eat all of my meals at Hogwarts!

    Do You Dog-ear?

  2. All the food in HP sounds so delicious!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/top-ten-tuesday-129/

  3. Awesome! I love this list so much. I don't know why HP didn't come to mind when I first saw this week's topic -- the whole series is full of fun, magical food. If only Hogwarts were real ...

    Happy TTT!

  4. I want to eat all of the Harry Potter food. It sounds like the greatest food ever!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. I LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH. Honestly, my first thought with this weeks theme was "ALL THE HARRY POTTER FOOD AND FEASTS" because let's face it... it's the best.

  6. Hi! That's interesting that the food references decrease as the series go on. I'm not sure I noticed that. I love all these descriptions! :) Great idea for this week
    My TTT


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