Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hobbits and Food

Lembas breadEvery year, the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas does a screening of all three of the Lord of the Rings films. This year, they also served breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, and supper - favorite hobbit mealtimes - for a total of eight dishes. Wired has the full set of delicious-looking photos, though I see one problem with the spread: the courses are too fancy, too well-plated for hobbits, whom I picture relishing hearty, simple fare. They're a people that would feast from tin or pewter plates, not rectangular, white china that screams "fine dining." (Not that I have anything against fine dining - I just don't think hobbits would feel entirely comfortable in such a setting.)

That said, the lembas looks exactly like what I'd imagine - I may have to host my own LOTR viewing with themed meals in the near future. Anyone in the Chicago area up for the challenge?

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