The Hobbit was published on September 21, 1937. That was 86 years ago, and yet this amazing story keeps impacting people’s lives by bringing a fascinating tale with captivating creatures and lands. Why not celebrate it with some delicious recipes?
1. Honey Tea Cake
“This deeply flavored cake—perfect for unexpected guests like dwarves or elves—is made with buckwheat honey, which has a spicy molasses character.”F&W Editors
2. Beef Hand Pies
“These buttery, flaky, beef-filled mini pies are quick and impressive.”F&W Editors
3. Roasted Wild Mushrooms
“Wild mushrooms roasted until golden make an incredibly easy side dish.”F&W Editors
4. Rabbit Stew with Olives and Rosemary
“While on their quest for the One Ring, Samwise Gamgee makes a rabbit stew for Frodo, using only a few fresh herbs to season the broth. This stew features the bright, herbaceous flavor of fresh rosemary.”F&W Editors
5. Nutmeg Shortbread
“Boring lembas bread has nothing on this rich, buttery shortbread. Nutmeg makes a scintillating addition.”F&W Editors
6. Barbecued Leg of Lamb
“Since mutton is hard to find, this recipe is retooled for boneless leg of lamb.”F&W Editors
7. Dirty Potatoes
“To make this supersimple side dish, roast new potatoes until they’re tender, then toss them with a black-olive puree.”F&W Editors
I’ve always found that food is an amazing conversation starter. It can help you connect with people by knowing the stories behind why they make certain food recipes. You can learn a beautiful memory or a funny story. You can talk about your favorite book because the dishes remind you of something that happened to the main character. Give recipes your own twist. Make them look like a scene from your favorite book!
If you enjoy sweet treats, I highly recommend trying the honey tea cake. It’s absolutely delicious! Additionally, if you’re interested in reading a heartwarming story about a young boy who helps his grandmother remember their family’s tea cake recipe, I suggest checking out Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons.
I am certain that these amazing stories will continue to transcend and bring joy to many more. The Hobbit will forever bring a smile to both children and adults alike.
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