Delectable scenes in children’s fiction

As we’re all now feeling rather festively plump having eaten our way through the Christmas week – here’s a round-up of some of the best fictional feasts in children’s books, as featured in the Guardian. Do you have a favourite scene of mouth-watering feasts to add to the list?

1)    The Inspector’s recipe for a cup of posset in The Box of Delights by John Masefield




2)    The feast at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

3)    Farmhouse teas and picnic suppers in Five Get Into Trouble by Enid Blyton

4)    Doll’s house food in The Tale of Two Bad Mice by Beatrix Potter

5)    Sweet shops in Just William by Richmal Crompton

6)    Waterfall-frothed chocolate in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

7)    A breakfast for birds in The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston


8)    Turkish Delight in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis

9)    Mowzer’s weekly menu in The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber

10) Oysters in Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll


Lydia Riddle, Editor

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