Book-Inspired Dinner: The Hunger Games Lamb Stew
Eating My Words: Lamb Stew with Dried Plums from The Hunger Games
[Editor's note: Have you ever been inspired to make a recipe based on a book you've read? This lamb stew with plums inspired by Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games sounds fabulous. - Karen]
I always delight in reading novels that totally love their food—feasting, snacking, cooking, smelling; I love it all. There is, however, something almost shiveringly good about a delicious description of food in a book where food is scarce. This is the case in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (hi, the title kind of says it all).
When kickass Katniss Everdeen isn’t trying to find enough food to survive or interacting with Greasy Sae, the old woman in District 12 who famously says, “Once it’s in the soup, I’ll call it beef,” she’s, you know, killing other teenagers to provide a vicious propaganda of bread and circus for the overprivileged and overfed citizens of the Capitol. In short, for Katniss, food has always been a necessity and very rarely a pleasure.