I love The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Love them so much that I dragged my friends to the midnight IMAX show last night following a Hunger Games-themed dinner cooked by yours truly from recipes from the Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook!
No, I am not a 14 year old girl 😉
In all honesty, the book is all about interesting food topics: locavorism, foraging, food as metaphor, the symbolic and cultural value of food, historical food, food as communication, what it means to be hungry, to improvise, to remember. It’s about decadence and poverty.
And there wasn’t enough food in the movie. Which is a crying shame.
More details to follow, but just to peak your interest, the evening’s menu was:
District 11 Crescent Moon Rolls with Sesame Seeds
Katniss’s Favorite Lamb Stew with Dried Plums
Rum-macerated Strawberries with Prim’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream
(especially because that stew called for 5 cups of prunes)