Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Why I Love Fiction Based Foods

This is a video circulating of a few awesome people from that I want to be friends with trying all of the different pizzas mentioned in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. While most people are recoiling at the very thought of those combinations that even a pregnant woman wouldn't crave, I just think it's awesome.

I feel like every fan tries something from the world they love, just to connect to that imaginary world, whether it is lightsaber fighting, cosplay or eating unusual stuff.  When I was 9, I went on a family trip to London. The whole time we were there, my driving force was finding Turkish Delight. Why? Because Edmund ate it in "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." I hated it, but I don't regret it because for that brief second, I was a part of the story I love. I got to connect with Edmund and Narnia in a very real way.

It doesn't stop with books either, I delve into tv and movies as well for new food options.  Some other examples that I tried were Apples N' Onions from The Little House on the Prairie books, Chocolate Frogs/Every Flavor Beans from Harry Potter, and Squab from Game of Thrones.  My obsession is so well documented that one of my friends even made me a "Pollyanna" cake for my birthday!

I love the idea of eating something that fictional characters ate. As a child, it was my undying passion and I still do it today. I'm even tempted to try some of the Pepperoni and Marshmallow Pizza!