10 o’clock List: Other Classic Books I’d Like To See Have Themed Meals In Peirce

Harry Potter Day was fun, and it got me thinking about other ways to celebrate literature in culinary form, so here are some suggestions I have:

1. Moby-Dick. Herman Melville’s famous tome offers an array of food choices, most of which are not native to landlocked Ohio, but would definitely create an interesting dinner. There’s a whole chapter called “The Whale as a Dish”– it’s as if Melville wanted us to plan such an event!

The Menu:

    • Single Clam (what Ishmael thought he was getting at the Try Pots restaurant in Nantucket)
    • New England Clam Chowder (already served on occasion) Cod Chowder (another item on the menu at the Try Pots)
    • Whale steak (illegal in the United States

2. To Kill A Mockingbird. Who could forget Scout Finch’s iconic Halloween costume? To celebrate, I think we all know what would be on the menu.

The Menu:

    • Ham
    • “Just desserts”

3. The Great Gatsby. Though nothing served in a college dining hall could amount to the extravagance of Jay Gatsby’s soirées, we can certainly try. Nick even gives us a taste of the menu at these parties:

The Menu:

    • “Glistening hors d’oeuvre
    • Spiced baked hams
    • Salads of harlequin designs
    • Pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold”

4. Lord of the Flies. No need to explain this one. A feature I’d like is that the only person in Peirce allowed to talk during this event is whoever has possession of the conch shell.

The Menu:

    • Pork
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