There are food and wine pairings, book and wine pairings, and even book and coffee pairings but no one knows what to eat with a book! What should you munch on while reading Mockingjay? Or nibble while reading New Moon? Well, lick your lips and attack a snack, because here are five foods pairings to go with every literary genre:
Ever watch a totally edge-of-your-seat movie, where the only movement you made was to reach for the popcorn? AKA, a popcorn movie? In a genre that is so engrossing, reaching for popcorn can be a mindless task to keep our racing minds a little at ease. Well, there’s no difference with a popcorn book! Imagine, sitting with your knees to your chest in an armchair, book in hand, heart racing, reaching for your popcorn every few lines? Perfect, right? Oh, but don’t stop at butter! Try topping your popcorn with cinnamon, olive oil and pesto or mixed with M&M’s.
What’s the most evil fruit in the world of fantasy? Apples, of course! When you read a fantasy, you can be one with the enchanted forest by eating an apple slice. However, don’t eat it plain! Put a little magic into your snack by adding cinnamon, honey, or caramel! These combinations worthy of the Fairy Queen will be the perfect antidote to any poison found in the apple or the plot!
Of course, no book is just one singular genre, so feel free to mix and match these food pairings. Have a romance set in 1920s London? Eat some scones smeared with Nutella while drinking English Breakfast tea! Have a comedic thriller? Try your popcorn mixed with animal crackers and topped with cinnamon! The possibilities are endless, and we hope you have fun experimenting with different tastes and titles.
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