Food in Fiction (#foodinfic) is a month long celebration of food featured in books. Authors and bloggers have shared their favorite books or their own work, helping to build a fantastic menu. On Day One, I shared some excerpts from In Leah’s Wake, giving a glimpse of the role food plays in the book. From here on, authors and bloggers will take center stage and I hope you’ll stop by throughout the month to see their submissions, share the posts and enter the giveaway.

Food in Fiction: Day Fourteen

LEMBAS BREAD (from The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Submitted by David Brown

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Food/drink mentioned: Lembas bread

Who is eating? Why? What is the occasion? Lembas bread is originally given to the Fellowship of the Ring by the elves in Lothlorien to aid them on their long journey. It becomes the staple part of Frodo and Sam’s meagre diet as they take the perilous path alone to Mordor to destroy the One Ring.

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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

From Sauron’s fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.

When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.

The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.

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THE ONLY SAUCE YOU’LL EVER NEED (from Kiss the Cook by Jacquie D’Alessandro)

Submitted by Lois M.

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Food/drink mentioned: The Only Sauce You’ll Ever Need

Who is eating? Why? What is the occasion? It’s a recipe at the back of the book, but it’s also mentioned by the heroine to the hero in the kitchen and she shows him how to make it.

Kiss the Cook - Jacquie D'Alessandro

Jacquie D’Alessandro’s classic romantic comedy is updated and better than ever!

When it gets too hot in the kitchen, that’s a good time to turn UP the heat! It’s a recipe for mayhem when a caterer desperate for a bank loan discovers that the sexiest man she’s ever met holds the future of her fledgling business in his hands.

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