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Dining with: The Giver

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What would it be like to dine with The Giver? BookTrib steps into his world to explore… During one of his most intense training sessions with The Giver, 12-year-old Jonas was introduced to the vibrant diversity of food. As a dynamic parade of fruits and vegetables, teaming platters of sumptuous, steaming entrees, and sweet, honeyed confections and desserts passed through his brain, he was floored by the mélange of pleasure-packed sustenance. But even more, he was taken aback by how much everyone seemed to relish the experience of eating with such passion and pleasure. It was during this session that The Giver also introduced Jonas to the missing link in his current relationship with food: hunger. In all of his…

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Dining with: Maleficent. A menu fit for Hollywood’s favorite dark fairy

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Our new series, “Dining With,” serves up our favorite books and intensifies the flavor as we journey into the imagined culinary lives of literature’s most compelling characters, concocting menus, dinner parties and other taste-forward scenarios divining what it might be like to dine with our favorite literary icons. In honor of Disney’s Maleficent, our inaugural feature imagines what the world’s most notorious fairy might serve at an intimate party celebrating her film’s premiere. Prone to reclusion and dark sorcery, you might question whether or not Maleficent is a natural hostess. What will happen if you sip that cocktail? Should you worry that every bite might induce a cursed coma? Will you even exit alive? Despite her predilection for evil magic…

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